Saudi Arabia bans flogging as form of punishment, convicts to be handed jail sentences and fines instead
Saudi Arabia is ending flogging as a form of punishment, according to a document from the kingdom’s top court seen by Reuters
UNHRC chief files intervention application on CAA in Supreme Court; MEA says ‘no foreign party has locus standi’ on contentious law
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has filed an intervention in the Supreme Court on CAA and informed India's Permanent Mission in Geneva about it
Venezuela blocks human rights investigators from boarding flight to Caracas; commission member calls it govt’s ‘attempt to hide abuses’
An international human rights commission criticised the government of President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday for blocking its members from boarding a plane for Venezuela, where they planned to investigate alleged abuses
J&K human rights groups release report documenting decade-long torture of civilians by security forces
The report is the first comprehensive report on torture since 1990, in Jammu and Kashmir, which has testimonies of 432 victims recorded over a period of ten years.
Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; proposed legislation removes leprosy as ground for divorce
The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha in August 2018. The Law Commission in its report had also recommended repeal of laws and provisions which were discriminatory against leprosy affected people.
Shujaat Bukhari's assassination: Journalists' network SAMDEN appeals to NHRC seeking swift probe into killing
Denouncing the brutal killing of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, SAMDEN, a network of editors and media practitioners, on Friday urged the NHRC and the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission to push for swift investigation into the case.
A businessman was taken into custody on Saturday for allegedly molesting a minor girl inside a cinema hall in the district, police said.
Pakistan Parliament passes resolution condemning 'human right violations' in Kashmir, seeks UN intervention
Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir
Pakistan on US watch list for 'severe violations' of religious freedom as Rex Tillerson re-designates 10 countries
The US has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for "severe violations" of religious freedom, the State Department said.
J&K govt may open up 1,000 graves across Valley; families hope mystery of missing youth can finally be put to rest
In Kashmir, there are at least 1,000 youth who are reportedly missing since the last 28 years, ever since militancy started in 1989, many of whom were even taken away despite having no links with the militancy
Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights body has asked state got to give a compensation of Rs 35 lakh to a man who lost seven members of his family in terror attack
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Friday vowed that he would never visit "lousy" America despite an earlier invitation extended by US president Donald Trump.
AAP took a serious note of Punjab government appointing the chairman of the state Human Rights Commission without taking the principal opposition party into confidence
Attacking the National Commission for Minorities' (NCM's) move to start a helpline for Muslims, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday demanded that the commission, as well as the Ministry of Minority Affairs, should be scrapped.
The details of the suicide note, said to be written by Naval cadet Gudeppa Sooraj who was found dead inside the Indian Naval Academy (INA) in Kannur, Kerala is now being revealed for the first time by his brother Gudeppa Sanoj.
Kashmir human shield: No clean chit to army major, but Farooq Ahmad Dar has lost faith in the system
Farooq Ahmad Dar, the shawl-weaver, who was tied to the front bumper of a military jeep by an army major in the Beerwah area of Budgam in central Kashmir, said on Monday he expected little from any institution
The first sex reassignment surgery in Kerala performed at Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College Hospital in January this year had raised hopes among transgenders, but it has turned out to be a nightmare for the person who underwent the surgery.
UP cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya has kicked up a controversy with his remarks that triple talaq is being misused by men to satisfy their "lust".
The Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) will conduct a probe into the circumstances surrounding the jailbreak, the lapses that led to the escape of prisoners which also caused the death of a jail security guard.
The government on Friday said there is no proposal to make human rights impact assessment mandatory for companies and NHRC can make recommendations to authorities concerned of central and state governments in case of proven violation of human rights.