Human Rights

  • 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...

  • Bring charges for newly discovered massacre of Sikhs: HRW

    New York: The Indian government should ensure that those responsible for the newly discovered massacres of Sikhs in 1984 are brought to justice, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said here on 25 April. In January 2011, the burned and abandoned villa...

  • NGOs doubt effectiveness of NHRC

    Some 200 non-governmental and civil organisations under the banner of All India Network of NGOs and individuals working for human rights institutions at various levels have strongly raised their protest and at the same time have also questioned...

  • SC orders CBI probe into Prajapati encounter case

    In a setback to Narendra Modi government, the Supreme Court on 8 April ordered a CBI probe into the encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati, a close associate of Sohrabuddin, while turning down Gujarat government’s opposition to a CBI probe. The ...

  • Court reinstates youth expelled on false terror claim

    A Jaipur court has ordered the Infosys to take back Electronics engineer Rashid Hussain whose services were wrongfully terminated after his detention by Rajasthan police on suspicion of being involved in 2008 Jaipur blast.The Special Operations...

  • NIA to probe Kanpur blast

    After Uttar Pradesh ATS having failed to make any breakthrough in the Kanpur blast in which two Bajrang Dal activists were killed on 24 August 2008, the National Investigative Agency is now likely to investigate the case. Uttar Pradesh state of...

  • NIA to take all Hindu terror cases to their logical end: Chidambaram

    The Centre has handed over the Malegaon and Mecca Masjid blast cases to NIA. In order to transfer all Hindu terror cases to NIA, the home ministry has sent a notification to the law ministry to get its nod which will facilitate a speedy transfe...

  • Jamal fake encounter haunts Gujarat

    After the fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, Tulsi Prajapati and Ishrat Jahan, one more fake encounter case now haunts Gujarat government. The Gujarat high court on 16 February asked police to produce documents related to Sadiq Jama...

  • Kandhamal riots survivors want NIA probe

    RSS leader Indresh Kumar apart from his alleged role in various bomb blasts has now been mentioned by the Survivors Association of Kandhamal (SAK) as one of the masterminds of the Kandhamal riots of 2007- 2008 in which Christians and their reli...

  • Court orders govt to pay Rs 2 lakh to four men implicated in false case

    New Delhi: A city court after drawing inferences from the Delhi High Court for the first time has directed the Delhi government to pay Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia to four men charged in a false theft case. The court has set free all the four falsel...

  • NIA is searching for Kalsangra in Nepal

    National Investigation Agency has sent a team to Nepal after getting inputs that the two most wanted men Sandeep Dange and Ramji Kalsangra in connection with various bomb blasts in India are hiding in Nepal.  NIA has questioned many pe...

  • Symposium on Human Rights and Minorities in Allahabad next month

    A symposium on human rights and minorities on will be held in Allahabad on Sunday 24 April, 2011 under the aegis of Awami Council for Democracy and Peace. The main issues which will be discussed are violation of human rights, fake encounter, custo...

  • CBI to probe common links in Malegaon, Mecca and Ajmer blasts

    After confession of Swami Aseemanand CBI re-investigating the 2006 Malegaon blast has found one common factor from forensic evidence. In Malegaon, Mecca and Ajmer blast, the bombs used were made of cast iron pipe shells. According to forensic e...

  • ATS issues notice to 7 in Malegaon blast case

    Maharashtra ATS has issued notices to seven more youths in connections with the 2008 Malegaon blast case to appear before ATS in Maharashtra. ATS issued notices under section 160 of the Cr. Pc, which empowers the police to require attendance of...

  • Govt wants SC to review verdict on mere membership of outfit

    Union Government is planning to move the Apex Court against its verdict that mere membership of a banned outfit will not make an individual criminal. The Home Ministry believes that this verdict would end the powers to arrest terror suspects wi...