New Delhi: Exercising her right to reply after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Pakistan for supporting terrorism, Pakistani envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi attacked India for “killing hundreds of women, children and men in Kashmir”. In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session on Saturday, Swaraj had […]
Balochistan is the cauldron of the worst human rights violations in Pakistan, which does not have a good track record of upholding human rights in general.
Given the massive scale of the exodus, UN and aid agencies are scrambling to give people shelter, get them fed and prevent an outbreak of disease.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also accused Pakistan of waging a war against India.
More than 422,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a military crackdown.
As Rohingya people continue to flee Rakhine State and allege widespread persecution, a look at their struggle through the years.
The National Accountability Bureau has already frozen the properties of former finance minister Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond his known sources of income.
In Pakistan’s political culture, the ghosts of vanquished leaders prove to be more potent than their live versions.
Denying the possibility of harbouring the Taliban, he said what Pakistan is not prepared to do, is to fight the Afghanistan war on Pakistan’s soil.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
Vice President Thio assured aid “to all those in need without discrimination”, adding security forces have been asked to exercise maximum restraint to avoid harming civilians in Rakhine.
The protest was testament to rising communal animosity that threatens to complicate the delivery of vital supplies.
The lives of Rohingya Muslim may be much better in Nepal in comparison to the other countries but should this really be question of relative freedoms?
Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to the crisis at home is starkly duplicitous and false.
Western governments that backed Suu Kyi’s campaign against military rule still see her as the best hope for Myanmar’s political and economic transition.
Companies do not want to be held liable for defects in products manufactured in collaboration with local partners under the ‘Make in India’ drive to build a military industrial base.
Ambassador Vijay Nambiar, Amy Kazmin and Kabir Taneja discuss the situation in Myanmar and beyond with Maya Mirchandani.
The anti-communist purge started in late 1965 after then-general Suharto and the military took power following an abortive communist coup.
The election commission’s preliminary results released on Monday showed that the candidate of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party took 37.6% of the vote, up from 35% in the last poll.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar.
Nearly one month into the humanitarian catastrophe and emerging regional security crisis, the world is still waiting for a meaningful reaction.
If India fails to stand with the Rohingya today, will it be able to claim tomorrow that it is rightfully with the people of Baluchistan or Tibet?
“They are so desperate that they are risking their lives to escape Myanmar. The pictures show what is going on here.”
The poll was seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election.
“The UN Security Council and concerned countries should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Burmese military to end its ethnic cleansing campaign,” Human Rights Watch said.
“Sea buckthorn is a medicine for at least 70 diseases and has been used by villagers for centuries.”
While many voters feel that the constitution must be amended eventually, they are excited to cast their ballots for local representatives for the first time since local governments were disbanded in 2002.
Bangladesh was already home to 4,00,000 Rohingya before the latest crisis erupted.
The Supreme Court in July disqualified Sharif because he did not declare a monthly salary, equivalent to $2,722, from a company owned by his son.
The Milli Muslim League party loyal to Hafiz Saeed is backing a candidate in Sunday’s by-election.
The foray into politics of the Milli Muslim League party, which is loyal to Hafiz Saeed, is a key step in a military-proposed plan to mainstream militant groups.
“What is our country, where are we from, where will we go; that is what I have to ask your people.”
The horrific fire that claimed 23 students has ignited the debate about the lack of safety measures in private, religious schools across the country.
One of his patients, 21-year-old Umar Rashid Dutt, also an Indian-American, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.
For the residents of this city of nearly two million, ‘informality’ is an all-encompassing, defining feature of everyday life in the capital.
The statement dropped an explicit reference to the South China Sea, even as both sides made an indirect criticism of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
The first tranche of the relief material reached Chittagong in an Indian Air Force plane today.
A UN commission of experts defined ethnic cleansing as “rendering an area ethnically homogeneous by using force or intimidation to remove persons of given groups”.
Government aid for flood reconstruction is going to landowners rather than tenant farmers, who often enter verbal contracts and cannot prove their status.
The top UN human rights official has called Myanmar’s operations against the Rohingya as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.