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

NHRC orders inquiry into complaints of West Bengal post poll violence: Meet the seven-member committee
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NHRC orders inquiry into complaints of West Bengal post poll violence: Meet the seven-member committee

The committee under ex-IB chief Rajiv Jain comprises Atif Rasheed, Rajuben L Desai, Santosh Mehra, Pradip Kumar Panja, Raju Mukherjee and Manzil Saini

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
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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 issues notices to Centre, UP and Bihar govts over bodies found floating in Ganga
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NHRC issues notices to Centre, UP and Bihar govts over bodies found floating in Ganga

According to residents in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh, at least 52 bodies were seen floating at the city ghats. Similar reports of at least 71 bodies floating in the Ganga have come from Bihar's Buxar

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

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

Hathras gangrape: Protests in parts of UP over 'forced cremation' of victim's body; Yogi must quit, says Oppn
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Hathras gangrape: Protests in parts of UP over 'forced cremation' of victim's body; Yogi must quit, says Oppn

Congress as well as Left parties said that UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has 'no moral right' to continue in the post following allegations by the Hathras gangrape victim's kin that the police forced them to conduct her last rites

NHRC sends notice to Uttar Pradesh government, DGP over killing of murder accused by mob
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NHRC sends notice to Uttar Pradesh government, DGP over killing of murder accused by mob

A well-equipped police team was present on the spot when the victim was brutally attacked with sticks and stones, the NHRC said

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

Fire at Ghaziabad candle-making factory: NHRC issues notice to UP govt, asks it to initiate departmental action against erring officers
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Fire at Ghaziabad candle-making factory: NHRC issues notice to UP govt, asks it to initiate departmental action against erring officers

The factory in Ghaziabad had stockpiled highly inflammable material used in small quantities to make special candles, officials said.

Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: NHRC issues notices to state DGP, Thoothukudi SP, seeks report within six weeks
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Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: NHRC issues notices to state DGP, Thoothukudi SP, seeks report within six weeks

P Jayaraj and his son Fenix, arrested for 'violating' lockdown norms over the business hours of their cell phone shop, died at a hospital in Thoothukudi on 23 June, with relatives alleging that they were severely thrashed at the Sathankulam police station earlier.

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

Six detention centres in Assam with capacity of 3,331 persons, 10 inmates died since March 2019, MHA informs Lok Sabha
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Six detention centres in Assam with capacity of 3,331 persons, 10 inmates died since March 2019, MHA informs Lok Sabha

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha about six detention centres in Assam with a capacity of 3,331 persons