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The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization tasked with maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international co-operation, and being a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

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TN people must punish AIADMK-BJP: Chidambaram on India abstaining from SL vote
Politics

TN people must punish AIADMK-BJP: Chidambaram on India abstaining from SL vote

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the central government has betrayed Tamils following India's abstention from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vote on the resolution on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.

Indian govt has 'betrayed' Sri Lankan Tamils, says Vaiko
Politics

Indian govt has 'betrayed' Sri Lankan Tamils, says Vaiko

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko has said that the Indian government has betrayed Sri Lankan Tamils following their abstention from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vote on the resolution on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.

UNHRC adopts resolution against S Lanka; India abstains from voting
International

UNHRC adopts resolution against S Lanka; India abstains from voting

India on Tuesday abstained from voting on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution in Geneva against Sri Lanka, while calling on the island country to carry forward the process of reconciliation and address aspirations of its Tamil minority.

UNHRC adopts resolution against S Lanka; India abstains from voting
International

UNHRC adopts resolution against S Lanka; India abstains from voting

India on Tuesday abstained from voting on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution in Geneva against Sri Lanka, while calling on the island country to carry forward the process of reconciliation and address aspirations of its Tamil minority.

Urdu Bulletin: Farmers' protest, rise in COVID-19 cases reported widely
National

Urdu Bulletin: Farmers' protest, rise in COVID-19 cases reported widely

Various Urdu newspapers in their Wednesday edition reported the farmers' appeal to United Nations Human Rights Council to interfere in the matter. Most publications also carried the news of surging cases of COVID-19 in the country.

UNHRC must pay attention to Pakistan's deplorable human rights record: India
International

UNHRC must pay attention to Pakistan's deplorable human rights record: India

India on Monday called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to hold Pakistan accountable for its state-sponsored and supported grave violation of human rights of its people, saying the UN body must pay urgent attention to Islamabad's deplorable human rights records.

US seeks to regain seat on UN Human Rights Council
International

US seeks to regain seat on UN Human Rights Council

President Joe Biden aims to secure a seat for the United States on the United Nations Human Rights Council almost three years after the Trump administration left the world body, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Wednesday.

India at Human Rights Council asks Pakistan to put its house in order, dismantle terror infrastructure, stop persecution of minorities
International

India at Human Rights Council asks Pakistan to put its house in order, dismantle terror infrastructure, stop persecution of minorities

India has urged Human Rights Council to call upon Pakistan to take credible and irreversible steps to end state-sponsored terrorism and dismantle the terrorist infrastructure in the territories under its control.

India at UNHCR: Terrorism can never be justified nor its perpetrators be equated with its victims
International

India at UNHCR: Terrorism can never be justified nor its perpetrators be equated with its victims

Terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind and a crime against humanity, which violates the most fundamental human rights namely the right to life, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday in his address to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Sri Lanka seeks India's support ahead of UNHRC session
International

Sri Lanka seeks India's support ahead of UNHRC session

Sri Lanka has sought India's support ahead of the March session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva during which Colombo's record in human rights and related accountability will be probed.

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