Human Rights

  • Decline of Human Rights Protection Regime

    The erosion of authority of human rights institutions is a major blow to the preservation and promotion of human rights in the country. The government has a lot to explain and do if it cares for its constitutional and international obligations.

  • Press Council of India Fails its Mandate: Asian Human Rights Commission

    23 December, 2016:  The Right Livelihood Award Foundation has been at the forefront of support for press freedom, globally. This is showcased in the jury decision this year to honour Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, as well as in the selectio...

  • Killings in Police Custody Go Unpunished in India: Human Rights Watch

    Enforce Laws to End Torture, Deaths of Detainees, Police in India often bypass arrest procedures and torture suspects in custody to death.

  • The Bhopal episode and the return of the hostage theory

    This interpretation of the Bhopal encounter killings suggests that the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. In the near term the ruling party requires the polarization since it is...

  • UK Dalits and Ambedkarite Orgs Protest Anti-Dalit Violence in Maharashtra

    The recent spate of anti-Dalit violence follows the similar pattern that was adopted by saffron organisations in the massacre of Muslims in Muzaffarnagar.

  • Kandhamal: Long Wait for Justice

    Today, nearly a decade later when we are remember with pain the horrific violence of Kandhmal in 2008, many issues related to the state of affairs of communal violence, state of minorities, the state of justice delivery system come to one’s mind.

  • Kashmir — Victims Fearful even inside hospitals

    Strong resentment against security forces as civilians believe the forces are trying to avenge the killing of eight CRPF personnel in South Kashmir on 25 June.

  • Hearing in Washington on the Human Rights in India on Tuesday, 7 June

    The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission is conducting a hearing on Tuesday, 7 June 2016 in Washington, USA, to examine the current state of human rights in India, challenges to fundamental freedoms, and opportunities for advancement. ...

  • Amir wrongfully jailed for 14 years as terrorist, Rs 5 lakh relief is too much for Delhi Govt?

    National Human Rights Commission to Delhi Government: Show cause why Rs.5 lakh be not recommended as relief to Mohammad Amir for his wrongful confinement for 14 years as a terrorist

  • Fact Finding Report on Murder of Yakub Shaikh, Toyota Employee in Mumbai

    Press Release, Mumbai, 21 October 2015:  The gruesome daylight murder of a 56-year old man in a Toyota showroom in the heart of Mumbai ought to have made front page news. Further that Yakub Abdul Hassan Shaikh, a father of 3, was murdered ...

  • The Complete Picture: What Followed the 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts?

    Following the execution of Yakub Memon  questions are being asked why justice has been denied to the victims of Mumbai riots 1992-93  and why no action has been taken against the culprits named in the Srikrishna Commission Report?&nbs...

  • Aslamuddin, 18, a Student Tortured in a Police Station in Kerala

    ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-058-2015 8 MAY 2015 --------------------------------------------------------------------- INDIA: Student Tortured in Police Station IS...

  • JIH hands over 88 houses to riot victims

    By Nadim Ahmad Mzaffarnagar: Amir Jamaat-e Islami Hind (JIH) Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari inaugurated the Falah-e Aam Colony near the police station at village Parasoli in Muzaffarnagar district on 22 February. The colony has been built t...

  • America: the country that rejoices in killing and torture

    A few days back, there was a report in newspapers about the “most dangerous countries” of the world, and as the report was based on the “researches” carried out by the Western organizations, you can expect what these rep...

  • Flagrant Humiliation of Yasin Malik

    Yasin Malik is not a militant. He's an activist. I'm sure, this incident will further widen the gap between the Kashmiris and the rest of India.

  • Counter-terrorism centre stuck in a turf war

    Although home ministry is sure that the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) will become operational this year yet it has not been able to fix any deadline for the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). Home Minister P Chidambaram i...

  • Spell out your stand on terror: Law Minister Moily tells BJP

    New Delhi: Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on 10 March questioned the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh government’s ‘objection’ in handing over the murder case of RSS activist Sunil Joshi to the National Investigation Agency, saying the...

  • NIA to grill Pragya in Samjhauta case

    The National Investigation Agency is likely to interrogate Pragya in connection with the Samjhauta blast case. She was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS in 2008 in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast. Swami Aseemanand during his interrogation...

  • What caused Malegaon 2006 bomb attacks?

    It was nothing short of a direct frontal attack. That too, a vengeful one. A group of Muslims had foiled the attempt of Swami Aseemanand to “reconvert” the Tadwi Muslims of Akkalkuwan and Navapur tehsils of Dhulia district as well a...

  • Chargesheet filed against Pragya in Joshi murder case

    RSS activist Sunil Joshi was killed by his own men including Malegaon accused Pragya Thakur in order to wipe out evidence. A chargesheet filed against Pragya on 1 March at a local court in Dewas by Madhya Pradesh police says that she was the ma...