UNHRC and its impact in Asia

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was established in 2006, replacing the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR). The creation of UNHRC marks one of the major reforms ever undertaken in the United Nations (UN) since its inception in 1945, and was a significant step towards strengthening the…

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Reporting Pakistan – Review

Book Title: Reporting Pakistan Author: Meena Menon Publisher: Penguin Pages: 340 Price: Rs 599 Journalist Meena Menon’s new book Reporting Pakistan is an exciting and informative. The book talks about her own experience of Pakistan and dispatches she sent from Islamabad. The book could have been called Reporting Islamabad. She…

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Is India a tolerant country?

India is a secular state with no state religion and safeguarding the rights of the minorities forms an essential core of its policy.” This statement is not of any secular leader of India. The government of India made this submission before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) recently. India…

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