Human Rights

  • 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...

  • 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...