NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh over attack on Swami Agnivesh

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Chhattisgarh’s chief secretary and police chief over the alleged attack last week on social activist Swami Agnivesh by members of the Salwa Judum civil militia. “The commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report alleging that a large group comprising special police officers […]

Lawyers attack Andhra High Court hall, tension coninues

The situation in the Andhra Pradesh High Court premises remained tense Thursday as lawyers from Telangana continued their protest for the third day, attacking court halls and disrupting proceedings. For the third day in a row, the protesters targeted the court hall of Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy, damaging furniture and throwing papers and books at […]

Haryana told to arrest all Dalit attack accused by Monday

The Supreme Court Thursday slammed the Haryana government for its failure to arrest all those who looted and burnt Dalit houses in Mirchpur village in Hisar district April 21 and told it to arrest by Monday all accused who are on the run. If those responsible for committing atrocities could not be arrested then what […]

Akshardham temple attack: Death for three confirmed

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday upheld the POTA court verdict on the three accused in the 2002 Akshardham terror attack case. The special POTA court had given death penalty to the accused. The POTA court had convicted six persons for providing logistic support to the two terrorists — Murtuza Hafiz Yasin and Ashraf Ali […]

Apex court notice to Haryana over Dalit arson attack

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Haryana government on the plight of 150 Dalit families who were driven out of their village in Hisar district after an arson attack on their homes last month. A 70-year-old man and his 18-year-old physically challenged daughter were killed and at least 18 houses were damaged April […]