Human Rights

  • “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...

  • Child Rights’ Commission chief shocked, wants explanation

    New Delhi (14 June 2011): A three member delegation seeking urgent intervention of the national commission for protection of child rights (NCPCR) met its chairperson, Prof. Shantha Sinha, here today afternoon. The delegation led by Mahtab Alam,...

  • Bihar Forbesganj Killings: Protest in Delhi, Time bound judicial probe and arrest of Police personnel demanded

    New Delhi (13 June 2011): Activists, Students and Teachers on Monday here staged a protest at Bihar Bhawan against the police firing in Araria district of Bihar earlier this month which killed five villagers, including a pregnant woman and a si...

  • Gujarat cops stunned by Satish Verma as SIT chief

    Ahmadabad: There is a new twist in the enquiry episode of Ishrat Jahan’s encounter case. After Gujarat High Court’s order to replace the SIT chairman Karnail Singh by Satish Verma Gujarat police seems to have been paralysed by shock...

  • India fumbles on war on terror

    With the recent goof-up in the terror most wanted list given to Pakistan India’s sensitivity to terror sounds hollow and speaks of a systemic failure. The error in the terror list not only reveals a grievous lack of co-ordination among ou...

  • NHRC slams NGOs report as misleading

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has expressed concern over a report released by about 200 non-governmental organisations questioning the effective functioning of the NHRC as a human rights watchdog. Displeased by the report, the...

  • Gujarat human rights violations report submitted

    Ahmedabad: Prashant, an NGO based here, has submitted a report to the international coordination committee on National Human Rights institutions. This was released by Justice A.P. Ravani (former chief justice of Rajasthan high court). In this r...

  • Gujarat records 7282 cases of human rights violation

    Gandhinagar: In its latest report which the state Human Rights Commission presented to the state assembly, acknowledged that there had been 7292 cases during the last four years. Atrocities on women and children reached the staggering figure of...

  • Dalit students committing suicide in last 4 years in premier institutions

    Here is a list of Dalit students who committed suicide during the last four years in some premier institutions. This is by no means an exhaustive list as it only covers cases which could be documented and where parents and relatives raised thei...