Human Rights

  • 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...

  • China secretly spying on CBI domain

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his video address on the occasion of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit from London on 3 December said that China is sucking out e-mails of India’s premier investigative agency the Central Bureau of ...

  • Bajrang Dal leader arrested for disrupting camp

    Agra: Police on 28 October arrested the leader of a Hindu radical group for inciting a mob to attack a medical camp a Church-based NGO organized near Agra. Rev. Prabhat Kashyap of Sparsh Sewa Samiti, who organized the October 25 event, said aro...

  • Two laws enacted after 26/11 attack up for review

    Two laws hurriedly enacted in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks to shore up India’s capacity to deal with future terror strikes are up for a review. The government is considering changes in the two legislations - the Nation...

  • Govt plans to define word ‘terrorist’

    The government is contemplating defining the word ‘terrorist’ under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. The act so far only defines terrorist acts, terrorist organizations, unlawful activities and unlawful associations. But,...

  • Fake I.M. email: Monu Ojha nabbed

    The moment there is a bomb blast, there is a spate of instant emails which the electronic media claims to have been sent by I.M. jihadis and the gullible ones swallow this allegation. The recent Delhi High Court blast was also followed by a few...

  • Three SHOs and three constables found guilty by court

    Ghaziabad: Special court of CBI declared three Daroghas (SHOs), three police constables and seven others guilty of killing Raees and Firoz and involved in destroying proofs of an encounter on 3 March 2009 in Indirapuram Police Thana area. The a...

  • Ban on Sanatan Sanstha initiated

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s home minister R.R. Patil said while talking to media persons in Mumbai that a letter from union home ministry has been received asking for reports on two activists of Sanatan Sanstha i.e. Ramesh Hanumant Gadkari and ...

  • Ban on Sanatan Sanstha initiated

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s home minister R.R. Patil said while talking to media persons in Mumbai that a letter from union home ministry has been received asking for reports on two activists of Sanatan Sanstha i.e. Ramesh Hanumant Gadkari and ...

  • Malegaon blast accused apply for bail

    Malegaon: The eight accused in jail facing allegations of masterminding the September 2006 Malegaon blast have filed on 1 October a fresh application seeking bail in the Special MCOCA Court in Mumbai. Their earlier bail-application was rejected...

  • Malegaon 2006 Muslim youth innocent: NIA

    + Pix The National Investigating Agency (NIA) while admitting mistakes in the Malegaon blast probe has declared that nine Muslim youth who were arrested and jailed for the Malegaon blast in 2006 by Maharashtra ATS are innocent that is w...

  • CBI summons six cops in Ghaziabad encounter case

    A CBI court in Ghaziabad has summoned six policemen alleged to have killed two men, Rais and Firoz, in an encounter on 3 March 2009 at Indirapuram in Ghaziabad when they were allegedly trying to rob a car. The victims’ families have claim...

  • Demand for enquiry by ATS into the Nanded blast

    Nanded (Maharashtra): Human Rights Commission has issued an order for enquiry by ATS into the bomb blast in a biscuit godown in Nanded that had taken place four years ago whose file was closed by the police. It may be stated that on the night o...

  • Home ministry trying to evolve consensus on AFSPA

    On one hand only 13 days of fasting by Anna Hazare was enough to force the government to concede to their demands while on the other no consensus as of now has been reached within the government to repeal ASPA even after 11 years of fast by Iro...

  • Why different parameters for mass graves in J&K

    News of detection of mass graves in any parts of the world provides ample ammo to keep the political pot boiling. But in India it is not more than another report or story.  Has the report of findings of mass graves in Kashmir surprised any...