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Hyderabad encounter killings: How Supreme Court panel punctures hole in police theory
India

Hyderabad encounter killings: How Supreme Court panel punctures hole in police theory

The Hyderabad commission inquiry presents a significant opportunity to strictly implement the procedure for investigation into fake encounter deaths

NHRC chief hails Amit Shah as harbinger of new era in J&K; urges human right defenders to condemn political violence, terror
India

NHRC chief hails Amit Shah as harbinger of new era in J&K; urges human right defenders to condemn political violence, terror

Lamenting that humans were hell-bent on destroying humanity, NHRC chairperson justice (retd) Arun Kumar Mishra said, in the 20th Century a large number of people have died due to political violence globally

‘Political vendetta’: Mamata slams NHRC for ‘leaking’ report over post-poll Bengal violence
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‘Political vendetta’: Mamata slams NHRC for ‘leaking’ report over post-poll Bengal violence

Banerjee also expressed surprise over the conclusion that the NHRC arrived at in its report without taking into account the views of the state government

NHRC report on Bengal post-poll violence recommends CBI probe, slams Mamata govt
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NHRC report on Bengal post-poll violence recommends CBI probe, slams Mamata govt

"This was retributive violence by supporters of the ruling party against supporters of the main Opposition party," the NHRC committee said in its scathing remarks

Stan Swamy dies at 84: Who was the tribal rights activist arrested in Elgar Parishad case?
India

Stan Swamy dies at 84: Who was the tribal rights activist arrested in Elgar Parishad case?

Stan Swamy: The Bombay HC was informed that Swamy suffered a cardiac arrest early Sunday morning following which he was put on ventilator support

NHRC officials reach West Bengal to investigate complaints of violence after Assembly poll results
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NHRC officials reach West Bengal to investigate complaints of violence after Assembly poll results

Two teams, comprising DIG-level officers, arrived in Kolkata and Siliguri. They visited Haroa and Sandeshkhali areas in North 24 Parganas district

Why Calcutta HC dismissed West Bengal plea to recall order directing NHRC to probe post-poll violence
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Why Calcutta HC dismissed West Bengal plea to recall order directing NHRC to probe post-poll violence

Earlier, the high court had directed the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to constitute a committee for examining all cases of alleged human rights violations in the post-poll violence in West Bengal

NHRC asks Assam govt, police to probe assault on doctor in Hojai; report to be submitted in four weeks
India

NHRC asks Assam govt, police to probe assault on doctor in Hojai; report to be submitted in four weeks

The National Human Rights Commission also instructed them to take 'needful, preventive and punitive action'

Justice Arun Mishra is new NHRC chief: First non-CJI to hold post; ex-SC judge had called Modi 'versatile genius'
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Justice Arun Mishra is new NHRC chief: First non-CJI to hold post; ex-SC judge had called Modi 'versatile genius'

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who was part of the Apointment Committee, dissociated himself from the selection process after his suggestion to include a member of the SC/ST community in the NHRC was rejected

NHRC asks Uttar Pradesh govt for report on rehab of man found 'not guilty' in rape case 20 years after conviction
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NHRC asks Uttar Pradesh govt for report on rehab of man found 'not guilty' in rape case 20 years after conviction

The man was found guilty in the 1999 case by a lower court in Lalitpur District of the state, but exonerated of all charges by the Allahabad HC in January 2021

SC dismisses petition seeking President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh over rising crime in state
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SC dismisses petition seeking President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh over rising crime in state

The petitioner, advocate CR Jaya Sukin, cited NCRB and NHRC data in his plea. However, the Bench dismissed his claims and said a 'heavy fine will be imposed if he continues his arguments'

Elgar Parishad case: NPRD seeks NHRC’s intervention to provide basic amenities for activist Stan Swamy
India

Elgar Parishad case: NPRD seeks NHRC’s intervention to provide basic amenities for activist Stan Swamy

Swamy, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, recently filed an application before a special court, seeking that he be allowed to use a straw and sipper

NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra govt over Varavara Rao's health, tells state to bear expenses for treatment
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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra govt over Varavara Rao's health, tells state to bear expenses for treatment

The NHRC on Friday directed the Maharashtra state chief secretary and D-G of prisons to submit a report about Varavara Rao’s health condition within two weeks

DMK leader Kanimozhi asks NHRC to take necessary action against officials responsible for Thoothukudi deaths
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DMK leader Kanimozhi asks NHRC to take necessary action against officials responsible for Thoothukudi deaths

Kanimozhi also met the kin of deceased in Thoothukudi and handed over a compensation of Rs 25 lakh, a letter from DMK chief MK Stalin and assured complete support.

NHRC notices to UP govt, cops over removal of body in garbage van in Balrampur; seeks report in 4 weeks
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NHRC notices to UP govt, cops over removal of body in garbage van in Balrampur; seeks report in 4 weeks

NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that the body of a man, who died near a government office in Utraula block of Balrampur district in Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi meet NHRC over police ‘brutalities’ against anti-CAA protesters in Uttar Pradesh, demand probe
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Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi meet NHRC over police ‘brutalities’ against anti-CAA protesters in Uttar Pradesh, demand probe

The Congress on Monday moved the National Human Rights Commission demanding action against alleged police atrocities on anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters in Uttar Pradesh, claiming that victims have been made the accused in case-related FIRs and no police officer has been named.

Dy CM Sachin Pilot criticises Rajasthan govt's response to Kota infant deaths, says 'we could have been more sensitive'
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Dy CM Sachin Pilot criticises Rajasthan govt's response to Kota infant deaths, says 'we could have been more sensitive'

Sachin Pilot said it was not a small incident and also stressed that accountability for the entire episode should be fixed.

Rajasthan infant deaths: Toll rises to 107, Centre's team reaches JK Lon Hospital to take stock of situation
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Rajasthan infant deaths: Toll rises to 107, Centre's team reaches JK Lon Hospital to take stock of situation

Commission also asked the Chief Secretary to ensure that such deaths of children do not recur in the future due to a lack of infrastructure and health facilities at the hospitals

National Human Rights Commission issues notice to Uttar Pradesh DGP over police action during anti-CAA protests in state
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National Human Rights Commission issues notice to Uttar Pradesh DGP over police action during anti-CAA protests in state

'Youth have been killed, the Internet has been suspended, and the police themselves are destroying public property', according to complaint submitted to NHRC

Mamata Banerjee calls for 'impartial' committee on CAA; pained at demand for 'referendum', says Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
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Mamata Banerjee calls for 'impartial' committee on CAA; pained at demand for 'referendum', says Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Amid an intensified political battle over the Citizenship Amendment Act, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of demanding a 'referendum' on the contentious law, generating fresh controversy