Human Rights

  • 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...

  • Ishrat’s mother asks SIT to book 22 cops for kidnap and murder

    Shamima Kausar, mother of Ishrat Jahan has asked the Special Investigation Team appointed by the Gujarat high court to probe Ishrat’s alleged encounter case to book 22 police officers alleged to have been involved in her fake encounter, f...

  • CBI to quiz Sadhvi, Purohit in Malegoan case

    CBI is planning to interrogate members of the Hindu right wing group and those arrested in connection with the Malegoan blast. CBI is also likely to quiz Sadhvi, Purohit and Mutalik arrested in connection with the Malegoan blast case. CBI plans...

  • Himayat Baig was picked up by ATS even before German Bakery blast

    Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad claims to have cracked the German Bakery blast case which has been dragged into controversy after key accused Himayat Baig has claimed that he was picked up even before the German Bakery blast. Baig’s advo...

  • NIA’s breakthrough in Modasa blast probe

    New Delhi: A month after Union home minister P Chidambaram credited the NIA with a “breakthrough” in the Samjhauta Express train blast, the central probe agency has now ‘formally’ claimed to have achieved a similar &ldqu...

  • When will UPA II shed its velvet glove treatment of RSS

    Lucknow: After the Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary Assemanand confessions the beans have been spilled. There has been a spurt in press-conferences all over India, and demands for the release of the many innocent Muslim boys held in ...

  • On saying “Ram, Ram,” police stopped beating and administering electric shocks

    ‘’New Delhi: A national level meeting was organised by ANHAD at Constitution Club, New Delhi on 29 January ‘11 to consider Sangh terrorism and the story of innocent Muslim youths who had come to this meeting. Among these innoc...

  • CBI to probe Mecca, Ajmer blast link

    CBI during its investigations has come to know that the same set of documents were used for buying a set of SIM cards of which a few were later on used to carry out Mecca Masjid and Ajmer blasts. According to CBI, the identity of those involved...

  • NIA to investigate Mehrauli blast

    The Delhi Police wants the NIA to investigate Mehrauli blast that killed two people on 27 September, 2008. The blast took place barely two weeks after the 13 September serial bomb blasts in 2008. Delhi police, after having failed to find any cl...

  • Malegaon accused had own agenda

    Mumbai: It is said that revolution is like a nagin which feeds on its own breed. With several organisations pursuing their own agendas of a Hindu Rashtra, there were differences among them to the extent that they became hostile to one another. ...

  • POTA convict gets 14 years jail term

    A Delhi court on 10 January announced 14-year jail term to Jafar Umar Khan convicted under the anti-terror law (POTA) for raising money for terror outfits including Hizbul Mujahedden. Notably, this is the third case in a month decided under POT...

  • Malegaon: re-probe ordered

    Mumbai: A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court directed the CBI to re-investigate the 8 Sept., 2006 Malegaon blast in the wake of Swami Aseemanand's confession. Congress-led CDF government formally requested the ...

  • Mobile clinic gathering dust at Shabridham

    Surat: Swami Aseemanand and the office-bearers of Shabridham Sena Samiti had assured the local residents that they would build a school and a dispensary in the area. A high school was promised at Subrigram village. Funds were collected for the ...

  • Swami absconded in a state govt bus

    Surat: There are heavy locks on corridors around Swami Aseemanand's cottage. "entry prohibited" (pravesh nishedh) boards can be seen. However, when one goes to the backyard there springs a surprise for the visitor. The cottage was...

  • Shabri Dham turned tribals into beggars

    Shabridham: Amitabh Bachchan, the brand ambassador of Gujarat might claim that Gujarat has taken a giant leap towards development, yet ground facts are totally different. The highly acclaimed Shabridham and its adjoining Pampa Sarovar have beco...

  • Evidence at Shabridham destroyed

    After Swami Aseemanand's arrest his cottage has been heavily locked from all the sides and boards of "entry prohibited" have been fixed everywhere. Foreseeing that security agencies from various states would come for investigation...