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Prez Pranab assures zero tolerance for violence against woman

Jun 09, 2014

Prez Pranab assures zero tolerance for violence against woman

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the government will have a policy of "zero tolerance" for violence against women, and was committed to providing 33 percent reservation to women in parliament and state legislatures. #Pranab Mukherjee #NewsTracker #NHRC #Ban Ki-moon #Rape #National Human Rights Commission #Crimes against women #President Pranab Mukherjee #Badaun rape #voilence against women #Swachh Bharat Mission #33% reservation for women #reservation in Parliament #UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon #Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao #Save Girl child
Anti-Modi US Congressional resolution now has 51 co-sponsors

Apr 11, 2014

Anti-Modi US Congressional resolution now has 51 co-sponsors

A controversial Congressional resolution, which among other things asks the American administration to maintain its policy of not issuing visa to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, now has more than 50 co-sponsors. #Politics #India #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #US congress #Gujarat riots 2002 #Human Rights Commission #Lok Sabha elections 2014
'Decision to abstain from Lanka vote taken at political level'

Apr 04, 2014

'Decision to abstain from Lanka vote taken at political level'

India's decision to abstain from voting on the US-sponsored resolution on alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka at the UNHRC was taken at the "political" level for the welfare of the Tamils in that country, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday. #World #India #P. Chidambaram #United Nations #Sri Lanka #Human Rights Commission
NHRC recommends extensive review of Delhi juvenile homes

Mar 14, 2014

NHRC recommends extensive review of Delhi juvenile homes

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday recommended an in-depth security review of juvenile homes here after it confirmed incidents of drug abuse, sexual assault and violence in one such home. #NHRC #Delhi Police #National Human Rights Commission #Seva Kutir
NHRC issues notice to Delhi govt over death of homeless person

Jan 15, 2014

NHRC issues notice to Delhi govt over death of homeless person

National Human Rights Commission today issued a notice to the Delhi Government seeking a report on the death of two homeless persons near a shelter home here. #Delhi #NHRC #National Human Rights Commission #Delhi government #Homeless #poor

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Why doesn't Maharashtra have a women's commission?

Dec 18, 2012

Why doesn't Maharashtra have a women's commission?

Maharashtra's human rights commission and woman's rights commission have not been functioning for the last four years. And it is not that these institutions are redundant, given that the media is alive with routine reports of rights violations #ThatsJustWrong #Maharashtra #Human Rights Commission #Women's Commission

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Why doesn't Maharashtra have a women's commission?

Jul 09, 2014

City Human Rights Commission handing out 10G anti-bias stickers

City anti-discrimination watchdogs are handing out 10,000 stickers to businesses that affirm the city’s anti-bias laws...
Why doesn't Maharashtra have a women's commission?

Jul 05, 2014

Guatemala ex-guerrilla convicted in 1988 massacre

(AP) -- A Guatemalan court issued the first conviction Friday against a leftist guerrilla commander for a massacre committed during the country's 1960-1996 civil war. The three-judge court sentenced Solano Barrillas, 55, to 90 years in prison after c... #United Nations #Guatemala #Guatemala City
Why doesn't Maharashtra have a women's commission?

Jul 09, 2014

UN seeks to persuade China to end forced repatriations to North Korea

For years, Beijing has sent North Korean defectors back to their country despite the threat of harsh punishments on their return. Now, the UN's Commission of Inquiry on human rights is renewing efforts to change that, says Witness to Transformation C... #China #Beijing #United Nations #North Korea
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