Human Rights

  • Fine and imprisonment in custodial death case

    A court in its verdict against the SHO responsible for the custodial death of Salem two years ago, has charged him for murder and imposed on him a fine of one lakh rupees. The court has also ordered a departmental inquiry against IO and that a ...

  • Kashmiri students under intelligence surveillance

    Police and intelligence agencies have made it tough for Kashmiri students to pursue their education in other states of the country. Intelligence and police agencies have prepared a list of 40 students pursuing their post-graduation studies at d...

  • Ranbir's fake encounter: Three police officers arrested

    Of 14 policemen, three policemen who killed Ranbir Singh (24) in a fake encounter and branded him a criminal some three months ago at Dehradoon, were arrested on 3 October 2009 by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Three policemen (insp...

  • SC moved for custodial death compensation

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on 6 July sought a response from Uttar Pradesh government on a petition by a 65-year-old man seeking compensation for the death of his son Ramu who died due to alleged torture by the police in the state's Sitapu...

  • Appeal to Release Muslim Prisoners

    Coimbatore: The Tamilaga Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam has appealed to the Tamil Nadu chief Minister to consider the release of Muslim prisoners who were behind the bar for the last 10 years, on the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister, C N An...

  • Human Rights violation of Muslims in jails

    Kanpur: According to Uttar Pradesh Alpsankhyak Utpiran Virodhi Qanooni Adhikar Manch (Minorities Anti-oppression and Legal Rights Forum), more than 300 people belonging to the minority community are in jails of UP who have been arrested either ...

  • Fake encounter killing in Uttar Pradesh

    The Uttar Pradesh police has claimed to have killed Kamlesh Coudhary, area commander of CPI Maoist, in an encounter in Chopen Locality in Sonbhadra on 9 November. But indepth investigation by the People's Union for Civil Liberties revealed ...

  • Rights violation in Kashmir: in seven years only 12 inquiry findings

    By Majid Jahangir In the troubled state of Jammu & Kashmir many cases of human rights violation have taken place in the past seven years. The affected people are still waiting for justice. Despite the fact that four regimes have come a...

  • Media hand-in-glove with agencies

    "The media coverage of terror has become dysfunctional,  we're behaving  like state agents,not journalists." Rajdeep Sardesai on Twitter, 14 Nov. 2009

  • Detention of Muslims in India - a brief report

    There are hundreds of innocent Muslims in jails, without any crime. It is an accepted practice that the police arrests innocent Muslims and brands them as terrorists. After blasts like Mecca Masjid, Prabhani, Jalna, Mumbai local trains and Male...

  • Illegal arrest and custody torture confirmed

    Baghpa (U.P.)t: According to media reports one Shaukat was illegally arrested by some policemen and severely beaten in the jail. The task of investigation was entrusted to Sub-Inspector K.P. Tomar. In the investigation he found that Shaukat was...

  • Enquiry into police firing after Makka Masjid blast still incomplete

    Hyderabad: It will be remembered that bomb blasts in Hyderabad's Makka Masjid had taken place on 18 May 2007 in which 5 namazis were killed and many more were injured. After that, a violent mob had staged a protest demonstration and indulge...

  • Why criminals go unpunished?

    I have just come back from Orissa, very depressed at the way the criminal justice system is working in that benighted state. I had gone to take part in a rare Civil Society meeting with victims, some law experts and some Human Rights activist...

  • NIA would investigate Goa blasts

    After registering a case in connection with Goa bomb blasts against Hindu extremist outfit, Sanatan Sanstha, National Investigating Agency (NIA) has begun a probe to crack the perpetrators of the crime. NIA has sent a team to Goa to get details...

  • Batla House encounter: police asked to furnish details of CD

    New Delhi: On 5 December 2009, police came under heavy criticism from a city Court which asked the Delhi police to come clear on the CD which it claimed was prepared on the basis of material allegedly retrieved from a lap-top of a suspected Ind...

  • Death by police bullets leads to violence and burning of police station

    Ghaziabad: Police firing on some youths who were betting on India-Sri Lanka cricket match led to the death of one Parvez in Vat village in Sambhavali block on Meerut-Delhi road on 16 November and infuriated people of the village who, numbering ...

  • Three dry runs before the Goa blast

    Panaji: The Goa police told a local court here that activists of the Hindu extremist outfit Sanathan Sanstha had actually carried out three dry runs of bomb blast two months before the real explosion planned for Diwali celebrations in Goa for 1...

  • Evidence of extra-judicial killings in J&K

    Srinagar: In Kashmir, 2,700 unmarked graves containing over 2,943 bodies across 55 villages in the three districts of Bandipore, Baramulla and Kupwara have been found. The Srinagar-based human rights group, International People’s Trib...

  • IMA attack-accused acquitted

    New Delhi: A local court on January acquitted four men who were accused of hatching a conspiracy to attack the Indian Military Academy (IMA) at Dehradun in 2005 but held two LeT members guilty of possessing explosives. In a judgement, Additiona...

  • Why should we believe in intelligence reports?

    Any kind of terrorism is condemnable. If we fail to condemn it we are guilty and should not talk about it. Carrying out heinous crimes, by any group or any organization, like suicidal attacks, bomb blasts, firing on innocent people or killing s...