Nirbhaya Case: Plea Moved In Delhi HC Seeking NHRC Inquiry Into Alleged Torture Against The Convicts

A plea has been moved in Delhi High Court seeking court’s direction to National Human Rights Commission to conduct an inquiry into the physical and mental conditions of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case. Moved by activist A Rajarajan, the petition wants National Human Rights Commission to intervene and enquire about the physical […]

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Supreme Court voices displeasure at defence ministry: Manipur ‘fake’ encounters

The Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure that the Ministry of Defence has “not even bothered” to respond to the letters addressed to it by the CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) that is probing the alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in Manipur. A bench comprising justices Madan […]

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Encounter killings: SC refers NHRC plea to a larger bench

The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench a plea of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking direction to all states for mandatorily giving information to it about any encounter killings in their jurisdiction for the purposes of enquiry. A bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi said it would be appropriate […]

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NHRC denies ordering action against Somnath Bharti

The National Human Rights Commission Monday denied it asked Delhi Police to take action against former AAP minister Somnath Bharti for his controversial campaign against an alleged drug and prostitution racket. “The NHRC has seen news stories that it has given a direction for taking action against Somnath Bharti in the Khirki Extension incident,” said […]

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NHRC seeks action against engaging children in polls

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take appropriate action against parties and candidates engaging children for their campaigns for the Lok Sabha polls, an activist said here on Saturday. Acting on a complaint lodged by Odisha based rights activist Akhand, the NHRC has ordered the ECI […]

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NHRC notice to UP over minor girl’s death

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Uttar Pradesh government over the death of a four-year-old girl due to alleged medical negligence. Acting on media reports, the commission asked the UP director general of health services to file a report within four weeks, said an NHRC statement. The media reports said the […]

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Legislation has failed to end manual scavenging: NHRC

Legislation to end the “insidious” practice of manual scavenging has failed in India, which still has 340,000 manual scavengers – a matter of “utter shame,” National Human Rights Commission chairman K.G. Balakrishnan said Friday. “In the 1993 (The Employment of Manual Scavenges and Construction Of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, manual scavenging is an offence but […]

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NHRC questions Delhi government over death of homeless

National Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued a notice to the Delhi Government seeking a report on the death of two homeless persons near a shelter home here. Notices in this regard have been issued to the Chief Secretary, Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and the Chief Executive Officer, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board of the […]

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NHRC issues notice to UP Police director general

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday issued notice to the director general of Uttar Pradesh Police over Monday’s physical assault on some women protestors by policemen in Firozabad. Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report that some police personnel were found kicking, slapping and lathi-charging women protestors, the commission has sought a reply […]

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NHRC seeks report on senior citizens’ welfare

Taking note of the failure of the states and union territories to implement the “Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007”, the NHRC Tuesday sent notices to them in this regard, seeking a report within six weeks. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) felt that the Act was not being executed “in […]

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