Human Rights

India: Hours before terrorist Vikas Dubey's encounter, plea in SC claims possibility of his killing by cops

New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) Hours before gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter near Kanpur on Friday, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Uttar Pradesh government and the police to safeguard his life and ensure that he is not killed by the cops.

The plea has also sought registration of an FIR and an apex court monitored probe by the CBI into the encounter of five co-accused, who were alleged to be associated with Dubey in the killing of eight policemen last week.

USA: 136 congressmen, 30 senators seek reversal of Trump admin's decision on international students

Washington, Jul 10 (PTI) A group of 136 US Democratic congressmen and 30 senators, including Indian-origin Kamala Harris, has urged the Trump administration to reverse its "cruel" order that bars international students from staying in the country if they do not have in-person classes to attend.

India: Ashram owner arrested for sexually harassing children in UP

Muzaffarnagar, Jul 10 (PTI) The owner of an ashram in Shukertal was arrested for allegedly sexually harassing four children and forcing them and the others to work as labourers, police said on Friday.

Swami Bhakti Bhushan Govind Maharaj was arrested when he was trying to escape from the ashram, they said.

India: Terrorist Vikas Dubey killed in encounter in UP: Police

Kanpur, Jul 10 (PTI) Gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday by police, who claim he was trying to flee after the car carrying him from Ujjain overturned on the outskirts of Kanpur.

The SUV met with an accident at Bhaunti in Kanpur district, overturning on an isolated stretch of the road which was slippery after the rains, police claimed.

US sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party, including a member of the ruling Politburo, for alleged human rights abuses targeting ethnic and religious minorities that China has detained in the western part of the country.

UK Neo-Nazis encouraging followers to ‘deliberately infect' Jews and Muslims with coronavirus

London; 10 July 2020 (UMMN): According to UK government counterterrorism agency report on Thursday; Neo-Nazis and far-right activists of the United Kingdom are advising their followers to “deliberately infect” Jews and Muslims with coronavirus.

According to a CNN report, these groups are exploiting the crisis to promote their divisive, xenophobic and racist narratives "to sow division" and create social discord.

Int’l opposition to Israel annexation must not be underestimated, warns Israel official

09 July 2020; MEMO: International opposition to Israel’s annexation plans in the occupied West Bank and the Jordan Valley “should not be underestimated,” Israeli Ambassador to both the US and the United Nations Gilad Erdan warned on Tuesday.

Libya: TV footage of ovens used by Haftar to torture oppositionists

09 July 2020; MEMO: Libya Febrayer TV yesterday aired a video showing detention facilities, which it described as “human ovens”, where oppositionists were tortured by renegade General Khalifa Haftar’s forces.

The video showed very narrow cells located in the city of Tarhuna, south-east of the capital, Tripoli, with steel doors.

Israel threatening Christian presence in the city: Jerusalem church leaders

09 July 2020; MEMO: As many as 13 church leaders in the occupied city of Jerusalem yesterday warned that the Israeli court’s decision concerning the Greek Orthodox Church’s property at Jaffa Gate threatens the Christian presence in the holy city, Anadolu reported.

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