Human Rights

  • 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...

  • Church attacked in Mysore statue of Mother Mary broken

    Mysore: A church in Mysore in Karnataka has been vandalised. In the attack on 24 January night, a statue of Mother Mary was broken. The Holy Family Church had also been stoned 10 years ago; that case is still being heard in a local court. Churc...

  • Dalit youth made to eat human excreta

    Madurai: A 24-year-old Dalit youth was allegedly made to eat human excreta at Melakoilpatti village coming under Nilakottai circle and Batlagundu police station limits in Dindigul district. P. Sadaiyandi, in his complaint to the police, has sai...

  • Indefinite fast for judicial enquiry into Batla

    New Delhi: Ehsan Khan of Azamgarh is on an indefinite fast in front of collectorate office, Azamgarh from 24 December for fulfilment of his six demands including judicial enquiry into Batla House police encounter because he thinks that central ...

  • Police encounters: court questions veracity

    Mumbai: With the arrest of encounter specialist, Inspector Pradeep Sharma in Mumbai the question is being asked whether police really comes face to face in fighting with the terrorists or criminals. If yes, why is it that so far no policeman ha...

  • Mumbai police “encountered”

    Not long ago Pradeep Sharma, Mumbai police’s encounter specialist, was let off by the Court in the fake encounter case of Ramnarayan Gupta alias Lakhan Bhaiyya. But this could not give him life-long freedom to kill criminals and terrorist...