Human Rights

  • 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...

  • Sunil Joshi murder: NIA gets green signal

    + Pic New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh chief minister's refusal to hand over Sunil Joshi's murder case to the Centre did not dissuade the Union ministry of home affairs to give a green signal to the NIA to go ahead in the matter. Since...

  • Use of torture to extract confession, anyone surprised?

    The latest news by the WikiLeaks claims that India has systematically used torture to extract confessions and has allowed its armed forces to resort to brutal human rights abuses like extrajudicial executions and disappearances to instil fear, ...

  • ISI: mistaken identity

    Raipur: Police and IB’s ‘Cry wolf’ mentality has totally conditioned their minds. Hence “ISI” instantly reminds them of Pakistan’s notorious agency. When Ilina Sen, wife of civil rights activists Binayak Sen,...

  • Like Nazis, BJP kills Muslims: Digvijay

    New Delhi: Making a strong plea for stopping RSS on 19 Dec., AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh accused BJP of killing Muslims in the name of nationalism like Nazis. Digvijay Singh said RSS's "hatred" for Muslims was comparable...

  • SC lets off 3 in RSS office attack case

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on 6 December ordered the release of three persons facing life imprisonment in RSS Chennai office blast case. RSS office in Chennai was blown up in the year 1993 that killed 11 persons and injured five and it was seen a...

  • Amit in tight corner over Tulsi encounter

    New Delhi: The CBI has approached the Supreme Court for permission to conduct enquiry in Tulsiram Prajapat’s encounter who was the key-witness in the Sohrabudin Sheikh fake encounter. The agency suspects that Narendra Modi’s close a...

  • Chargesheet filed in Hyderabad blast

    Hyderabad: The CBI filed chargesheet in Makkah Masjid blast after a long and patient waiting for more than three years. It accused Abhinav Bharat activists Devendra Gupta and Lokesh Sharma of conspiring and planning the blast. It also enlist...

  • NHRC in J&K: dismal record

    New Delhi: With negligible jurisdiction over rights violation in J&K, the National Human Right Commission (NHRC), could never dream of spectacular results. Reply to a RTI application filed by a Jamia Millia Islamia student Afroz Alam reveal...

  • More Gujarat cops likely to be arrested by CBI in Sohrab case

    Based on the interrogation of Azam Khan, an important witness is Sohrab encounter case, CBI is likely to make some more arrests from Gujarat police. During investigation Azam has revealed to CBI that a senior IPS officer had saved Sohrabuddin i...

  • Ajmer blast accused in judicial remand

    Jaipur: Chief judicial magistrate, Ajmer, sent two accused persons to judicial remand when Rajasthan ATS claimed that they had done with them. Harshad Bhai Solanki is charged with manufacturing and packing bombs while Mukesh Vasani is accused o...

  • Chargesheet in German Bakery Case to be filed soon

    Pune: Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) shall file chargesheet against seven persons in the German Bakery Case. among the seven is included Himayat Beg, the prime suspect. According to official sources member of the banned organisation Ind...

  • 1473 of 1511 cases of HR violations by armed forces false

    Of total 1511 cases of human rights violations against security forces since 1990, 1473 cases have turned out to be false. Major General (Retd) Aditya J B Jaini in an interview said that each and every case levelled against security forces was ...

  • Rally in support of Mufti Israr’s release

    Saharanpur: In a huge protest rally people expressed their concern over prolonged detention of Mufti Israr who was arrested in 2002 on charge of involvement in terrorist activities. Accused of anti-national activities and having rapport with mi...

  • Anti-terror centre to miss its deadline

    National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) was proposed to come up by the end of 2010 by the home ministry as a counter measure to tackle terror all across the country soon after the Mumbai attack on 26 November 2008. Home Minister at an Intellig...