Human Rights

  • 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...

  • Accused in CRPF camp attack acquitted by High Court

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court acquitted on Monday 14 Sept Maqsood Ahmad who was accused of his complicity in attack on CRPF camp at Jharoda Kalan, New Delhi in 2001 in which one CRPF man was killed and who was sentenced to death by a lower trial ...

  • High Court’s support of clean chit to Delhi Police challenged in Supreme Court

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court's acceptance of National Human Rights Commission's investigation report giving clean chit to Delhi Police's Special Cell in Batla House encounter case has been challenged by ANHAD (Act Now for Harmony and...

  • Former employee wins case but embassy not keen to honour Indian law

    New Delhi: A dismissed Iranian embassy official has approached the Delhi High Court seeking a direction  to the Centre to grant him sanction to move a civil court for executing a decree directing his previous  employer to pay him a co...

  • Conditions For Reconciliation with Justice Do Not Obtain in Gujarat

    Aligarh: “The State, Including Judiciary & the Civil Society Failed the Victims,” said the well-known social and rights activist Harsh Mander here during a book release. Prof. Irfan Habib paying tribute to Harsh Madner in gl...

  • Hyderabad twin blast case still unsolved

    Hyderabad: Over two years have passed on the twin blasts which took place on 25 August 2007 at Lumbini Park and Gokul Chaat Bhandar but the culprits are still at large, while Muslim youths are still being harassed in the name of investigations....

  • Kalbe Sadiq’s call for women reservation raises a storm

    By Hasan Masood Lucknow : Controversy over the statement of the renowned Shia cleric and the vice-president of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board Maulana Kalbe Sadiq demanding 30 percent reservation for women in the Board refuses to die ...

  • Court’s relief to Asif Mohammad Khan in SIMI poster case

    New Delhi: Asif Mohammad Khan, newly elected RJD MLA from Okhla who was facing a criminal case of war against the  state and spreading communal hatred got a relief from the court when a TV journalist, Pankaj Vohra, assistant editor  o...