Activists believe the country can now be held to greater scrutiny and will thus be forced to act to uphold rights domestically.
For the first time, India did not explicitly disassociate from the resolution extending the mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.
Myanmar’s representative on the council, Hau Khan Sum, said the mission was “not helpful; it is not in line with the situation on the ground.”
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Myanmar has rejected the UN fact-finding mission into human rights abuses against the Rohingya, as Suu Kyi claims it would upset the delicate region.
“Leaders may wish to deny this reality, but whether we like it or not, humanity is connected.”
The UN Human Rights Commission has set up a resolution under which Jaising and two others will be examining the mass killing and rape of refugees.
In his opening remarks, attorney general Mukul Rohatgi said India was a secular state with no religion and that the constitution protects the rights of minorities.
After claiming that last week’s attacks against Africans couldn’t be labelled racist as the investigation was still pending, Swaraj today said only pre-meditated attacks can be racist.
On the last two days of the UNHRC session, India voted in 15 resolutions and made a statement on Myanmar, the only resolution that did not go to a vote.
The UN and rights groups have accused the Sri Lankan military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, during the final weeks of the civil war.
After months of recriminations over clashes in Kashmir, India is set to participate in the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission on Pakistan’s invitation in Lahore this month.
After Pakistan’s law minister raised allegations of human rights abuses in Kashmir, India responded by raking up Pakistan’s record in Balochistan and Sindh.
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India’s statement came in reaction to the remarks by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
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A statement issued by External Affairs Ministry said there was no comparison between the situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“They made an offer, we have responded to the offer. It is up to them to carry it forward”, says India as Pakistan insists its invitation for “dialogue on Kashmir (was) in in view of the gross human rights violations there.”
Explaining why it would not abide by clauses that call for restricted state control on sources of funding, India said “civil society must operate within the framework of domestic laws”.
The fact that the ‘Supreme Court is yet to pronounce on’ LGBT rights was not an obstacle for India to join hands with the OIC in introducing amendments to dilute the UN proposal.
A resolution by six Latin American countries has proposed to have an expert who will be a LGBTQIA+ ‘rights officer’, answerable to the UNHRC.
A certificate of absence will be given to relatives allowing them to temporarily manage the assets of missing people, to obtain provisional guardianship of their children and apply for government welfare schemes.
India has backed resolutions referring to the International Criminal Court before, contrary to what the MEA claims