Human Rights

  • 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...

  • Togadia demands public execution of “jehadis”

    Jammu: VHP's international general secretary Praveen Togadia while strongly criticising and accusing central government of not adopting tough attitude towards terrorists said that if the government is really serious about rooting out this c...

  • Ban on SIMI again extended for 2 years

    New Delhi: Central government (Home Ministry) has once again extended the ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for two years from 7 February '10 onwards under Prevention of Illegal Activities Act 1967 on the recommendation of se...

  • Former armyman arrested with hand grenades and banned chemicals

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Police's anti-terrorism squad arrested an ex-army person, Gulab Rao Ram Rao Sonavne and recovered from him large number of hand grenades, aluminium wires, daggers and banned chemicals. After preliminary inquiries Sonavne...

  • Imam acquitted by Court

    After his acquittal in a fabricated case, Imam of the Mosque filed a suit against police. On 27 November 2009 when the Court verdict absolved Syed Mubarak Hussian, resident of Sitapur, who used to lead Namaz (prayers) in the Mosque and  wa...

  • Encounter killing of Dawood: Police claim paradoxical

    Faizabad: Police force of Poonch district has claimed that Dawood Khan, the mastermind of 5 July 2005 fidayeen attack on the disputed site at Ayodhya, has been killed in an encounter. Dawood Khan was Jammu commander of the extremist organis...

  • Any Buyer? IB's sanctity is on sale!

    If you thought that S.M.Mushrif's eye-opening book Who Killed Karkare is just another book of the common kind displayed in showrooms and written by 'mainstream' authors, then you need to think again. The book, which gives a glimpse ...

  • How “Special Cell” manufactures terrorists

    “Respected Manmohan Singhji, I am writing this letter from Tihar Jail with the aim of saving innocent youths from getting trapped by unscrupulous security officials. My name is Irshad Ali, s/o Mohammad Yunus, incarcerated in ward no. 5 (h...

  • Vanishing STF victims

    The cue to the one man Justice RD Nimesh inquiry commission, constituted via notification on March 14, 2008 by the UP government, is to start from the day when Khalid Mujahid and Tariq Qasmi had disappeared. Well, both are accused in the Luckno...

  • Qatar offers home to Husain

    The celebrated Indian painter M.F. Husain has been conferred a rare honour: the citizenship of the State of Qatar. The artist has been living abroad for the past few years, shifting from place to place as there are dozens of pending cases again...