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UN in India welcomes Supreme Court judgment striking down Section 377

UN in India welcomes Supreme Court judgment striking down Section 377

New Delhi, Sep 6 (UNI) The United Nations in India on Thursday welcomed the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court striking down a key component of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalized specific sexual acts between adults.
In a statement issued here, United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan said,'sexual orientation and gender expression form an integral part of an individual’s identity the world over, and violence, stigma and discrimination based on these attributes constitute an egregious violation of human rights. LGBTI persons across the world continue to be the targets of violent attacks and are affected by multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination based on age, gender, ethnicity, disability and social status.'
'The UN in India sincerely hopes that the court’s ruling will be the first step towards guaranteeing the full range of fundamental rights to LGBTI persons. We also hope that the judgment will boost efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination against LGBTI persons in all areas of social, economic, cultural and political activity, thereby ensuring a truly inclusive society.
The focus must now be on ensuring access to justice, including remedy; effective investigations of acts of violence and discrimination; and effective access to economic, social and cultural rights,'it said.
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Kejriwal directs officials to ensure real-time availability of beds on Delhi Corona app

Kejriwal directs officials to ensure real-time availability of beds on Delhi Corona app

16 Apr 2021 | 8:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday convened a review meeting on the situation of Coronavirus in Delhi.

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Delhi records biggest spike of nearly 20k COVID case, 141 deaths

Delhi records biggest spike of nearly 20k COVID case, 141 deaths

16 Apr 2021 | 8:35 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The national capital on Friday reported largest single-day spike of 19,486 new cases of COVID-19 while 141 people lost their lives.

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ITBP activates its Covid Care Centre at Chhawla for serving personnel & veterans

ITBP activates its Covid Care Centre at Chhawla for serving personnel & veterans

16 Apr 2021 | 8:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on Friday said that it has activated all its medical set up and activated Covid Care Centre at Chhawla for serving and veterans following the second surge of Covid 19 pandemic.

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ICSE defers class Xth, XIIth exams

16 Apr 2021 | 7:57 PM

(Rptg,correcting typo in para 3, line 2)
New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) on Friday said it has decided to defer the Class Xth and XIIth board examination in the light of the nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases.

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ICSE defers class Xth, XIIth exams

ICSE defers class Xth, XIIth exams

16 Apr 2021 | 7:55 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) on Friday said it has decided to defer the Class Xth and XIIth board examination in the light of the nationwide surge in Covid-19 cases.

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