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Toothless and tame: Will NHRC redeem its glory

In April 2000 the law ministry received a report from its advisory body – the law commission – on viable legislative options to combat terrorism and anti-national activities. It had bee

Mental health is a human right & needs affirmative action

Terming that mental health is an important human right, justice Cyriac Joseph, acting chairperson of national human rights commission (NHRC) said that the rehabilitation of mentally-ill patients, a

NHRC notice on rape case juvenile convict’s threat factor

On a complaint by the parents of the December 16 gangrape victim, the National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the centre and to the Delhi government regarding the juvenile convict in

Bank takes NPA too seriously, gets notice from NHRC

Unable to pay up her education loan, a girl in Tamil Nadu had to face serious embarrassment at the hands of a public sector bank which named the beneficiary and her father as defaulters. Taking cog

Bundelkhand drought: NHRC issues notices to governments of UP, MP

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh asking them to give a detailed report on the drought-hit

Plenty of food, plenty of schemes but reaching hungry is problem

There is no dearth of government policies and programmes to ensuring food for all; questions can be raised only about their effective implementation, says National Human Rights Commission chairpers

NHRC takes note of alleged ill treatment in political rallies

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken cognisance of a complaint alleging that several people were forced and threatened to sit for political rallies in open fields under the scorchi

NHRC takes note of ragging in NOIDA school, seeks report

 The National Human Rights Commission [NHRC] has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that two students of class XI, studying in Delhi Public School (DPS), NOIDA were beaten mercilessly

Listen to the rumble in poor’s stomach

The stench is unbearable in the dingy lanes of Sanjay Colony of Okhla, south Delhi, where sunlight barely seeps in. An overflooded drain running along the lanes adds to the distressing picture. The

NHRC seeks report on radiation from mobile phone towers

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the ministries of communications and information technology and ministry of health, calling for a report in the wake of allegations

Good governance as basic human right

We must discuss the fundamental issues of governance affecting the day-to-day life of the people, find out the drawbacks and try and show the way forward, believes justice HL Dattu, chairperson, Na

NHRC, NGOs, government, suggest ways to improve human rights

Assessing human rights situation in the country, NGOs, officials from various ministries and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have made several suggestions to bring improvements in the c

Population, corruption are main hindrances to the development: NHRC chairperson

Growing population and corruption are the two main hindrances in the way of good governance towards the development of India, said justice HL Dattu, chairperson, National Human Rights Commission (N

UP tops in human rights violation cases: NHRC

 NHRC’s 2012-13 annual report, which was put in the public domain earlier this month, shows that cases of human rights violation increased to 107,655 from 95,174 in 2011-12. As

Bansal Suicide: NHRC issues notice to director, CBI, on alleged torture of Bansal & family

The national human rights commission has issued a notice to the director of the central bureau of investigation (CBI) asking him to send an action taken report on the allegations made in the suicid

Maharashtra horror: 740 tribal students died in last 10 years

 As many as 740 students of residential schools in tribal areas have died in Maharashtra in the past 10 years, revealed an internal report of the state tribal development department.

NHRC seeks more teeth

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is waiting for a hearing in the Supreme Court on October 26 as it seeks more powers. Its restricted recommendatory and advisory role could be further enh

NHRC summons Bastar IG in Nandini Sundar case

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of the Nandini Sundar case and summoned chief secretary of Chhattisgarh and IGP, Bastar to explain the allegations of hosti

NHRC issues notice to women and child development ministry

 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of the condition of crèches in the country and has issued a notice to the ministry of women and child developm

Amend human rights Act to make NHRC effective: Sathasivam

 Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam, who is a former chief justice of India, has suggested that an amendment in the Protection of Human Rights (PHR) Act will make National Human Rights Commission (

Farmers feeling neglected by policy makers: NHRC

Despite being the most crucial and significant section of the society, farmers are feeling neglected by the policy makers, said the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The right

Odisha gets a rap on its knuckle from NHRC chief

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) notes with concern several instances from within Odisha of acquisition of land for various developmental projects without adequate compensation or altern

Human Rights? Hands tied!

In 2012, families whose loved ones were killed by security forces in Manipur decided to fight the injustice and formed the Extra-Judicial Execution Victim Families Association. They moved the supre

NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt over suspicious death of tribal girls

Taking suo motu cognisance of a news report of the death of over 500 tribal girls  in the Maharashtra state-run ashram schools, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice

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The NHRC, however, has steadily become more busy. From 496 complaints it received in 1993-94, in 2015-16, the commission registered more than one lakh cases of civil, political, economic, social an

Chhattisgarh prepares action plan to protect human rights

Chhattisgarh has prepared an action plan to ensure the protection of human rights in naxal affected Bastar district. The step is being taken following the intervention of the National Human Rights

NHRC recommendations cannot be set aside with impunity: justice Bhandari

  Recommendations by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) cannot be set aside with impunity merely on the ground that it is a recommendatory body,” said justice Dalv

Ramjas violence: NHRC notice to Delhi Police chief

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Delhi Police Commissioner on a complaint that police personnel attacked a female student and snatched cameras from media persons, who

NHRC issues notice to Karnataka and Maharashtra govt over unusually large number of hysterectomies

    The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the governments of Karnataka and Maharashtra for an unusual large number of Hysterectomy procedures being perf

NHRC notice to Rajasthan govt on Gau Rakshaks killing man

The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to the Rajasthan government over the death of a man who was beaten up by Gau Rakshaks.   The ri

Assault on Africans: NHRC serves notice to DM, SP

 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has served notices to the district magistrate and superintendent of Police, Gautam Budh Nagar over African students being assaulted in Greater Noid

It’s a cause of worry, says NHRC on killing of 25 CRPF troopers

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday said it was “disturbed” over the killing of 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh

NHRC notice to Jharkhand over abduction of 1,000 kids

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Jharkhand government and sought a report over 1,000 children being reportedly abducted and recruited by Maoists over the past few y

Trial by media is the very antithesis of the rule of law: HL Dattu

Media trials, under the guise of debates, have become the new normal today. These ‘media debates’, which seem more like screaming matches, completely overlook the nuances of the issue b

NHRC notice to Kerala government over attacks on political workers

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has again issued a notice to the Kerala government over the spate of attacks on political party workers. NHRC has asked Kerala’s chi

Gorakhpur deaths: NHRC notice to UP government

 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government following the death of several children in the BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur. The commission h

52 kids die at Jharkhand hospital, NHRC issues notice

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Jharkhand government after 52 children died at a hospital over a period of 30 days.   The deaths

NHRC notice to UP govt and BHU VC over police action

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the alleged inaction by the authorities of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) into a complaint of ev

NHRC notice to UP govt over ‘fake encounter’ in Gr Noida

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of an alleged fake encounter of a 27-year-old gangster Sumit Gurjar in Greater Noida on October 3. Notices

NHRC notice to MP govt over police atrocity on farmers

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Madhya Pradesh government after a group of farmers returning from a protest against anti-farmer policies were allegedly forced

Delhi smog as human rights violation: NHRC notice to centre, states

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken a serious view of the “life-threatening high pollution” in Delhi/NCR, and has sought reports, within two weeks, from various union

NHRC seeks report on soldiers’ rights violation by stone pelters

In a first, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the defence ministry on human rights violation of soldiers by stone pelters in Kashmir. The National

NHRC notice to Yogi govt over custodial death of rape victim’ father

Taking note of media reports about the mysterious death of a rape victim’s father who was in custody at a jail in Unnao, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the

NHRC notice over Maharashtra farmer suicides

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the Maharashtra government informing the state assembly that 639 farmers had committed suicide in th



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