Human Rights

  • 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...

  • Chief minister Ibobi's fad for Five Star Hotel threatens homes and churches in Imphal

    The Government of Manipur has learnt no lessons from the evolving situation in various parts of the country from Orissa, Bengal, and Maharashtra to Delhi, Noida and Haryana on issues of land acquisition

  • J&K “encounter”: Antony orders probe

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over reports of the fake encounter of a mentally-challenged (Hindu) man in Poonch on 7 August, Defence Minister A K Antony on 10 August directed the Army to conduct an inquiry into the incident and asked it to subm...

  • NHRC seeks report over fake encounter in Kashmir

    The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir government and Centre seeking a report about the allegation of a fake encounter of a civilian in Poonch. In a startling revelation the Lashkar militant killed on ...

  • Court to probe procurement scam in top Intel agency

    The Supreme Court on 16 August has sought a status report by a one man inquiry commission set up under solicitor general Rohington Nariman to probe into National Technical Research Organisation Rs 800crore scam. The court has asked to submit th...

  • Tulsi fake encounter re-constructed

    Ahmadabad: CBI team which began fresh investigations in the fake Tulsi encounter case reconstructed the entire event with a team of AIIMS and CFSL experts. The teams were taken by train to the village Chhapri where Tulsi had escaped from the tr...

  • CBI investigating Dara encounter case seeks protection for its team

    In a surprise move, CBI investigating Dara Singh fake encounter case has asked for protection for its team and also for the accused in the case. In a letter to Rajasthan home department CBI had mentioned that its personnel had received threats ...

  • “The NIA will not do anything wrong”: Malegaon 2006 near denouement

    Malegaon: The question of granting bail to the two accused in Malegaon blast of September 29, 2008, Shyam Bhavarlal Sahu and Shivranaryan Kalsangra, has again foregrounded the denial of bail to the nine accused in Malegaon blasts of September 8...

  • Google asked to block contents critical of government

    According to google’s latest transparency report, law enforcement agencies across India have asked Google to remove the contents critical of chief minister and senior officials. Google had flatly turned down the request. In the last six m...

  • Mumbai 13/7: can we take CBI’s words for granted?

    Caution is the need of the hour as a gruesome tragedy has again raised its ugly spectre in the murder and mayhem in Mumbai. Again the façade is there: the 24th birthday of Ajmal Kasab, and the proximity to the fifth anniversary of 7/11 o...

  • Furqan acquitted after 10 years, cops planted weapon

    New Delhi: Mohammad Furqan who has been on trial more than 10 long year trial for being in possession of a country made pistol has now been acquitted by a trial court. The trial court suspected that the weapon was planted by the police. As per ...

  • Case registered against Sadhvi and others

    + Pic Baghpat: Police and administration of Baghpat district of UP have formally registered a case against 9 persons including Jain muni (saint), Sadhvi Parachi and Swamy Dayanand. The case against the Jain muni is for his announcement t...

  • Delhi sends five cops to jail for custodial killing

    The Saket court, on May 31, awarded 5 years rigorous imprisonment to Chaman Lal, additional sub-inspector in Patel Nagar police station, and three constables and three years to head constable in the case of a custodial death of a person at Pate...

  • Policemen guilty of torture will be jailed

    After the Supreme Court’s decree that violence in any form in judicial custody will not be tolerated the government is in the process of formulating ‘Prevention of Torture’ Bill (POTB). When POTB becomes a law then torture of ...

  • Thanks to Indian clout, NHRC retains A status

    The Accreditation Sub Committee of the ICC in its meet in Geneva during 23-27 May has permitted the National Human Rights Commission to retain it’s A status despite opposition from NGOs in the country. During the process of its accred...

  • SC questions AFSPA, J&K Rights Indicts Army

    Raising questions over the central government’s stand on the issue of army and paramilitary forces’ immunity, the SC on 16 June asked the Centre to come clean on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act. “You cannot s...

  • Time to halt descent to a majoritarian democracy

    With the development of different norms of peace and justice internationally, there are many global NGOs and official organisations set up by some countries which monitor the state of delivery of justice to its citizens. India has been in the f...

  • Apex Court warns against fake encounters

    New Delhi: Describing the fake encounters by the police as cold blooded murders the apex court sternly warned police officers of the consequences. Observing that such cases must be treated as rarest of the rare and the perpetrators should be ha...

  • Human rights courts soon in Delhi

    Acting on the order issued by the High Court Registrar general, the Delhi government has started to set up special courts where trials of cases pertaining to human rights violation can be heard and decided at the earliest. The government has in...