Human Rights

  • Four policemen arrested for custodial death

    Ghaziabad: In a case of negligence when a double-murder accused hanged himself at Bahadurnagar jail on 12 April 2010, four policemen including a Station Officer have been arrested. Dharmendra Singh (32) who was arrested in double-murder case, w...

  • Gujarat has 25 custodial deaths in a year

    Ahmadabad: Gujrat State’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) received 25 reports of custodial deaths in the year 2008-09. The Commission’s report said that during this period innumerable complaints of police atrocities have been received...

  • Lajpat Nagar blast verdict: gallows for three

    New Delhi: Two Kashmiris and one Delhi resident were awarded death penalty in a 14-year-old bomb blast case by the Delhi High Court on 22 April 2010. The blast had taken place at the crowded area of Lajpat Nagar in the capital in which 13 peopl...

  • Even after acquittal, police harassment of doctor continues

    Dr Ibrahim Ali Junaid, 28, is a practicing Unani physician at a private hospital in Hyderabad. He was in the final year of his medical course when the local police picked him up in August 2007 in connection with the Makkah Masjid and other terr...

  • Shifting squint from right eye to the left

    Maharashtra government’s dramatic announcement of replacing Raghuvanshi with Maria is an exercise in inanity, to say the least. It can hardly produce any change on the ground. Anyway, both these worthies have been promoted or rewarded for...

  • Black propaganda: news portal eats humble pie

    New Delhi: Rediff.com, a known news portal with anti-Muslim slant, published a malicious news item on 1 April 2010 (see box). It came to my attention next day and I at once tried to post a comment (see box) on the site using the “comment&...

  • Custodial death case: four cops suspended

    Kanpu: Four police personnel were suspended on 16 March in connection with the alleged custodial death of a person, detained for interrogation in Kanpur, officials said. Mukesh, a resident of the city, was allegedly picked up by police from Ana...

  • Custodial deaths: nine policemen arrested

    Lucknow: Nine policemen in Allahabad district were booked for allegedly beating to death two men in custody. The duo had reportedly been picked up for "conspiracy" to loot a beer shop in Allahabad Sanjay Nishad 22, and Ashok NIshad 29...

  • STF officer, men held for extortion

    Chandigarh, 15 March: Seven members of the Haryana Police. Sepcial Task Force, including an ASP were detained on 15 March, following allegations of extorting money from two Panipat businessmen. Threatening to implicate the businessmen infalse c...

  • Bomb blast on Howrah-Mumbai rail line

    Train services on the Howrah-Mumbai main line were suspended for nearly two hours following a bomb blast between Bhalulata and Bisra, about 30 kilometers from Rourkela early on 20 March. GRP sources said the explosion occurred far from the rail...

  • “Biotech Bill more draconian than TADA”

    New Delhi: “We don't need a Bill that encourages free entry of GM (genetically modified) food into India, without ensuring health safety of the people,” said the General Secretary of Urdu Editors Guild, Asghar Ansari. The statem...

  • India fighting America’s disinformation war

    By Mustafa Khan Will the modern day Neros now in Delhi fiddle away precious time as the country is inching towards disaster one after another? The same kind of handling of investigation by the local police and then the ATS and then the CBI...

  • ISRO: “terror attack” or hallucination?

    By Majid Jahangir New Delhi: On 16 March 2010 a security guard at ISRO near Bangalore claimed that two armed men from a short distance fired at the centre and then fled. He also claimed that in retaliation, he fired two rounds at the suspe...

  • Attack on Christians continues in Karnataka

    Bangalore: Karnataka police on August 11 arrested nine Christians on charges of 'forceful' conversion in Dharwad. Hindu extremists Ram Sena attacked After School Club LeadersTraining Program (ASCLTP) team members, beat them up and took ...

  • Suspected members of SIMI found innocent

    Mumbai: Muslim youths arrested at Akola on the suspicion of being members of the banned organization SIMI were found innocent and it was confirmed that they had nothing to do with SIMI. It may be mentioned in this connection that when these you...

  • Delhi High Court grants bail to Irshad

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court granted bail to Irshad Ali on 11 August on a bond of Rs 25,000 and one surety of the same amount. It may be mentioned that Irshad Ali and Qamar were arrested by Delhi Police's special cell as suspected terrorists...

  • Eye witnesses and lawyers say Maulana Khalid Mujahid & Tariq Qasmi are innocent

    Lucknow: Mayatwati government had set up a one-man Commission consisting of Lucknow's retired district and session judge, Justice R.D. Namesh to enquire into the cycle bomb blasts at Faizabad and Lucknow Courts and also to find out if ATS h...

  • Case against 13 cops for fake encounter

    Faizabad: A case of fake encounter against 13 police personnel, including an Additional Superintendent of Police and a Deputy Superintendent of Police of Special Task Force (STF) has been registered at Kotwali Police Station here by CB-CID. Acc...

  • Dalits treated with prejudice and tortured till death

    By NM Salih Attacks on Dalit communities in India are frequent and those responsible are seldom prosecuted. The concerned authorities often seem to choke off the debates and fail to ensure that a case is registered under the SC/ST (Prevent...

  • Report of the AIMMM delegation to Kalalti village

    This is a report of the fact-finding delegation of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) which visited Ambala and Yamuna Nagar districts of Haryana on 28 August 2009 regarding atrocities inflicted by non-Muslim villagers on Muslim fa...