Human Rights

  • 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...

  • Shahid — a man in love with justice

    Remembering Shahid Azmi   Shahid was in love with the idea of justice. Fighting against injustice was the driving force of his life. And this is what cost him his life. Had he looked the other way and treated the testimonials of st...

  • Mumbai blast: the “Mossad” connection

    By Saeed Hamid   Mumbai: Role of Israel and its agents particularly its secret agency MOSSAD in Indian affairs has always been suspected. It is generally believed that MOSSAD agents, in the guise of tourists, regularly visit differ...

  • Security remains BJP plank, Gadkari remembers Azamgarh

    Indore: Setting the broad thrust of the three-day BJP national executive meet beginning on 17 Feb. amid unprecedented security arrangements, national president Nitin Gadkari said never before had the country’s security been so endangered....

  • Lucknow 2007 serial blast probe may take more time

    Justice RD Nimesh is not media savvy. He is perhaps ‘media-sensitive’. He today heads a ‘one-man commission’ investigating the judicial probe, of the blasts which had taken place in Lucknow and Faizabad-(both in UP) on N...

  • Shahzad’s arrest and police concoctions

    New Delhi: In a hush-hush manner, after the arrest of Shahzad Ahmad, both police and media, discarding ethics of professionalism, attempted to convince the public that Shahzad is a top terrorist of Indian Mujahedeen (IM) and that he was involve...

  • A secure minority, for a secure nation

    Dark clouds gathered since the early nineties have not quite dissipated. Inevitably so, since the actions that should have been taken were never taken up. The major plank of employment, recommended in the Sachar Committee report...

  • NHRC seeks report on extra-judicial killings in Manipur

    Guwahati, Assam (6 June 2012): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the secretary, ministry of home affairs of the government of India, district magistrate and district superintendent of police of Ukhrul district of Nor...

  • Citizen's Protest Forbesganj Massacre & a year of Impunity

    New Delhi (2 June 2012): One year since the horrific brutalisation by Police of the villagers in Forbesganj, Bihar and yet justice is not even in sight. A citizen’s protest was organised today to marks the anniversary of the massacre and the impun...

  • Media, civil society and community decry Kazmi arrest

    Arrest of Journalist Kazmi is new escalation of war against the Muslim community

  • Lawyer, Human Rights Activist severely beaten by Gujarat Police, fears further attack

    Young lawyer and Human Rights activist Bilal Kagzi, along with his clients, were severely beaten up in village Kosamba, Surat District of Gujarat. He was beaten up by police officials of the Kosamba Police Station within the premises of the statio...

  • NIA to expand its ambit soon

    India’s nodal terror probe agency National Investigation Agency established in 2008 in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks is likely to expand its wings soon. In a first-ever expansion after its inception the government has decided...