Human Rights

  • No public outcry for Asifa's rape and brutal murder

    In our country, rape is a heinous crime and an issue of great concern, especially since the Nirbhaya incident in 2012. Inspite of enacting new laws with stringent punishment things have not changed much. Two months back, an eight-year-...

  • INDIA: Acquittal of Pramod Muthalik and others is a shocking travesty of justice

    This case puts the spotlight back on the crumbling and ineffective system of public prosecution in India. The great power wielded by the prosecutor to prove a case is usually destroyed by ineffective investigation and corruption by the police.

  • A dignified final departure is every individual's inalienable right

    This is the ardent and urgent desire to let one go when one's time is over on earth. Let him go with a faint smile on his lips and contentment on his face.

  • UK Rights Group Slams Attacks on Sri Lankan Muslims, Demands To Stop Pandering to Majoritarian Forces

    London (8 March 2018): The specter of ethnic conflict and violence stalks the island of Sri Lanka once again.  On 2 March, Sinhala Buddhist mobs and gangs urged on by sections of the Buddhist clergy have mounted attacks on the minority Mus...

  • INDIA: Suicide by a hungry teen in the times of 1.7 billion USD loot by tycoons

    In other times Jyoti could have gotten at least a little outrage for her, often all poor and the marginalized get in the country after such tragedies inflicted upon them. Alas, the country is busy over outraging the USD 1.7 billion fraud, and c...

  • Extra-judicial killings mount in BJP-ruled India

    In 10 months of its regime, the state police conducted 1038 encounters killing 32 alleged criminals, and the Yogi government has officially boasted of these killings.

  • Bangladesh should End Crackdown on Opposition Supporters: HRW

    New York: Bangladesh authorities should stop the arbitrary arrests and detention of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters and others, Human Rights Watch said today. Hundreds have been arrested or placed under preventive deten...

  • Amnesty launches campaign against pellet guns in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Global human rights group, Amnesty International India, has launched a postcard campaign and online petition seeking ban on pellet guns. The Amnesty International India in an e-mailed statement (January 16) said that the camp...

  • Martin Luther King Jr: US Blacks are still dreaming

    Its Martin Luther King Jr Day in the United States today. Many will truly celebrate his memory and the rich legacy, which he has left all. Not many will forget his memorable speech ‘I have a dream’ on 28 August 1963 during that...

  • India's Identification Project Aadhaar Threatens Rights: Human Rights Watch

    New York:  The Indian government’s mandatory biometric identification project, Aadhaar, could lead to millions of people being denied access to essential services and benefits in violation of their human rights, Amnesty International...

  • 2017: a year worse than 2016 for the Kashmiris

    In comparison to 2016, the graph of killings in 2017 showed an upward trend, said Annual Human Rights Report for 2017 released by Hurriyat (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

  • Stand Up For Human Rights Today!

    Even a cursory survey of some of the major countries of the world will make one realise how bad the situation is with regard to human rights. Populism seems to thrive in countries where rhetoric of leaders is highly discriminatory and divisive.

  • Prof Samdani delivers lecture on ‘Constitution and Fundamental Rights’

    Aligarh, December 6, 2017: Professor Shakeel Samdani (Department of Law, Aligarh Muslim University—AMU) delivered a lecture on ‘Constitution and Fundamental Rights’ at the Department of Mass Communications, AMU. Delineatin...

  • Love in the times of Fundamentalist Politics: Case of Hadiya

    The politics of communal polarization in is focusing on many identity issues, one being the Love Jihad, where the Hindu girl married to a Muslim or Christian man is targeted, and is legally manipulated in a manner to ensure that she is forced t...

  • Kashmiri and terror-accused detainees assaulted in jail

    New Delhi: Violation of fundamental, human and legal rights of prisoners, who have alleged they were subjected to severe physical torture at the Tihar Jail here, came under the Delhi High Court's scanner as it ordered on 27 November an enqu...

  • AADHAAR is starving poor Indians to death as the Supreme Courts looks away

    Sakina Ashfaq, 50, is the latest life claimed by the AADHAAR, the name given to the 12-digit unique identification (UID) number by the government of India. The reports suggest that she died of hunger. The authorities, as is unsaid stan...

  • Arbitrary detention of Chandrashekhar makes a mockery of the rule of law

    Chandrashekhar Ravan, the founder of the Bhim Army remains in custody despite the Allahabad High Court granting him bail in all the cases registered against him. Ravan is in custody because of the Government of Uttar Pradesh has registered a ca...

  • Two-day National Conference on Human Rights inaugurated today in Delhi

    New Delhi, 28 October 2017: The two-day National Conference on Human Rights organized by National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) was inaugurated by Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, Chairperson of Delhi Minorities Commission inau...

  • The fight for gender equality in the Indian Navy

    In August this year, proceedings were initiated to discharge Sabi Giri, a sailor with the Indian Navy, on grounds that she had undergone sex reassignment surgery in the previous year. Sabi, who had joined the Navy as an 18-year-old, had felt un...

  • Indian jails are hell holes

    In these recent years, the so-called ‘marching ahead…developed times’ jails and prisons continue to be not just lagging on varying fronts, but also shrouded in layers of horrifying haze.