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India-Iran relations under strain

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By K N Pandita

Iran has not officially announced dropping of India from Chahbahar’s three-fold project. The buzz emanating from The Hindu is actually attributed to two middle rank Iranian officers but not to any senior official spokespersons. Hence, till date the buzz remains only a quasi-official rumour. Continue Reading…

AEHRF makes interventions in the HR Council Session

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Asian Eurasian Human Right Forum (AEHRF), a Delhi-based NGO with ECOSOC status made two video interventions in the 44th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on July 13 and 16. Speaking on item 3 of the agenda on ‘Human Rights of Women in prisons, Dr’ K. N Pandita, President AEHRF reminded the Council of “United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners” (Nelson Mandela rules) that the essence of these rules is to treat the female prisoners as human beings and not targets of human rage, revenge, or lust. Continue Reading…