Human rights cell to be set up in Indian Army Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the creation of a special human rights cell at the Army Headquarters. A special vigilance cell will also be set up under the Army Chief. The Indian Army will now have a human rights cell, to be headed by an officer of the rank of Major
Royal decree permits women in Saudi Arabia to travel without permission Authorities in Saudi Arabia have put an end to travel restrictions for women, after ending the ban on women driving cars last year. Saudi Arabia has started implementing the amendments in the royal decree that allowed women above the age of 21 to travel without the consent of a male guardian.
The Human Rights (Amendments) Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha on 22 July 2019, after it was moved from Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha passed the Human Rights Amendment Bill on 22 July 2019. The Bill amends the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. Parliament has passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with Rajya Sabha approving it today.
six of the seven accused convicted under the 2019 Kathua rape and murder case Six of the seven accused in the Kathua rape and muder case of 2018 were convicted on Monday. The acquitted seventh was given the “benefit of the doubt” A special court in Pathankot, Punjab convicted six of the seven accused for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu
Taiwan’s Parliament passed a landmark bill on Friday, making the nation the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage The Taiwanese Parliament passed a bill that legalised same-sex marriage across the nation on Friday. It has now become the first country in Asia to do so. In 2017, a constitutional court of the East Asian nation ruled in favour of same-sex
Shamima Begum, a 19-year-old United Kingdom citizen, who fled Britain to marry an ISIS fighter in 2015, is now at the risk of losing her British citizenship. The Bangladeshi-origin British national has also been refused any claims to a Bangladeshi citizenship Earlier this month Shamima Begum, a 19-year-old British citizen, who left the country to join the ISIS four years
Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian journalist in exile, wins Australia’s top literary award along with the prize money of A$100,000 (£55,000) for his book, No Friend but the Mountains: Writings from Manus Prison. The book was written by text messages in Farsi using a popular instant messaging app from inside a detention centre; a fact that outlines an engrossing tale of