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
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
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
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'
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
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
'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
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
Staff crunch, poor infrastructure: Officials highlight how gaps in Indian criminal justice system prevent implementation of child protection laws
Even as political leaders call for stringent, and even barbaric, punishment to alleged offenders, administrative officials from the western part of the country on Tuesday listed out several challenges in implementing laws for child protection
Hapur custodial death: Three cops booked for murder, assault of farmer; police allegedly beat victim while his 10-year-old son was outside
Three policemen and an unidentified person have been booked for murder in connection with the alleged custodial death of a farmer here earlier this week, officials said on Friday
RS passes Protection of Human Rights Bill, 2019: All you need to know about the new amendments to the 1993 Act
The Rajya Sabha passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Monday, which provides for a reduction in tenure of chairpersons of national and state human rights bodies to three years from the current five years
NHRC issues notice to Health Ministry, Bihar govt over encephalitis deaths, demand report on implementation of virus eradication programme
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday sent notices to the union health ministry and the government of Bihar over reports of increasing deaths of children due to encephalitis in Muzaffarpur.
NHRC directs Uttar Pradesh DGP to file report on assault on journalist Prashant Kanojia, action taken against guilty
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh's Directorate General of Police (DGP), seeking a report within on the assault of a TV journalist in Shamli
NHRC issues notice to Delhi chief secy, police commissioner after two men die while cleaning septic tank in Rohini; hauls up state govt
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued a notice to the Delhi Chief Secretary and Police Commissioner after two men died while cleaning the septic tank. The notices were issued by the commission after taking suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the death of two labourers.
Bihar custodial deaths highlight State's failure to ensure safety of inmates; reiterates need to ratify UN treaty against torture
The study of custodial deaths reveals that more than 65 per cent are attributed to suicide, about 25 per cent to mental shock and less than five per cent to police harassment
SC agrees to hear plea seeking protection of human rights of security forces; petitioners demand action against stone-pelters
The Supreme Court agreed to examine a plea seeking protection of human rights of security force personnel, who are being attacked while performing duties
NHRC issues notice to UP government over spurious liquor production in Mainpuri; 150 women lost husbands to hooch, say reports
NHRC took suo motu cognizance of reports that in Pusaina village, out of 300 families, 150 have widows whose husbands died after consuming spurious liquor
#MeToo in South Korea: Court lengthens jail term for former speed skating coach in sexual abuse case
A South Korean appeals court on Wednesday nearly doubled jail time for a former speed skating coach convicted of hitting a two-time Olympic champion, citing a need to warn sports officials against the use of violence as a training tool.
Minor gives birth in state-run tribal residential school in Odisha; National Human Rights Commission issues notice to government
The National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to the Odisha government on the delivery of a baby girl by a 14-year-old minor student at the hostel of a state-run tribal residential school in Kandhamal district.
Bureaucrat Jaideep Govind on Monday joined the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)as it's 15th secretary-general, officials said.