Human Rights

  • Flawed torture bill needs immediate amendment

    New Delhi: The Prevention of Torture Bill, already passed by the Lok Sabha on 6 May must be thoroughly amended by the Rajya Sabha. Instead of strengthening existing legal sanctions it would dilute them according to a few observers. The bill is ...

  • Saffron terror: colour overshadows gravity of threats

    After Islamic terrorism and Muslim fundamentalists, a new term has been officially acknowledged by home ministry as saffron terror, which is debated and has been mired into controversy because of its colour and not because of the threat percept...

  • Delhi Police appeals to SC against High Court, CBI, Solicitor General!

    New Delhi: Irshad Ali and Mo’arif Qamar, the famous duo who are still in jail were at one time police informers. On one occasion when they did not agree to carry out the Delhi Special Cell’s order, the cell falsely accused them of b...

  • Madhya Pradesh: haven for tainted politicians

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha seems to be a haven for tainted politicians. The 230 strong assembly has 42 tainted legislators i.e. every fifth legislator has a criminal record. Not to be left behind even women too have joined the band wag...

  • Missing explosive trucks in BJP state

    A magician waves his magic wand and the girl vanishes in air. This is followed by a lot of clapping from the spectators. But what about 61 trucks carrying 600 tonnes of explosives which were reported missing with their deadly cargo. Detonating ...

  • Order for confiscation of houses of eight policemen

    Muzaffar Nagar: A local court, in a 20-year old case of fake encounter, ordered the confiscation of houses of eight policemen when in spite of repeated summons and arrest warrants, they failed in presenting themselves in the court. Chief Judici...

  • Terror threat to Commonwealth Games?

    New Delhi:  The Commonwealth Games face a threat from Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba and other militant outfits, which, according to a US think-tank, may be planning an attack during the event. Vice-President of Tactical Intel...

  • CBl arrests Arham farm house owner Jeerawala

    Ahmadabad: Owner of Arham farm house, where Sohrabuddin and Kausarbi were subjected to atrocities prior to their killings, has been arrested by the CBI and brought before the court for a six-day remand. The court, however, rejected the petition...

  • “IM carried out serial blasts”: Delhi Police

    New Delhi: Delhi police on July 14 claimed before a court here that the Indian Mujahideen (IM) which had allegedly carried out serial blasts here in 2008 at the instance of its founder, now Pakistan-based Amir Raza Khan, was an off-shoot of ter...

  • NIA to investigate Samjhauta blast

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has decided to transfer the Samjhauta blast case to NIA in the wake of Haryana police failure to make any breakthrough in spite of investigations for a period of 40 months. Union Home Minister P Chidambaram sa...

  • Another accused in Goa blast arrested

    Mumbai: Prashant Juvekar, 24, another accused in Goa blast case, was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad at Bhusaval in the Jalgaon district on 31 July. According to ATS, Prashant was one of the four wanted accused belonging to the...

  • Terrorism and how we are ‘covering’ it up

    Terrorism came handy to usual antagonists of Muslims, RSS and other Muslim bashers as a handle to beat the Muslim minority and a brush to tarnish its whole image in the country and beyond. The work went on in full swing whenever a bomb exploded...

  • MCOCA must against Malegaon accused: HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on 19 July ruled that Sadhvi Pragya Sinh Thakur, Lt. Colonel Prasad Purohit and nine other accused will have to face charges under MCOCA for the Malegaon blasts conspiracy. A division bench consisting of Justice B ...

  • No RSS leader questioned: CBI chief

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 13 July described as “misleading” reports in a section of the media that some members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have been questioned by the agency in connection ...

  • Three policemen get life term for fake encounter killings

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on 15 July sentenced three Delhi police personnel to life imprisonment for murdering two men in a fake encounter on 31 July, 2006 after abducting them from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. “This case is a stark illustrat...

  • Hindu organisations behind Malegaon, Ajmer and other bomb blasts

    New Delhi: CBI during its investigations of bomb blasts at various places has found solid proofs that in Malegaon and Ajmer bomb blasts, not Muslim but Hindu terrorists were complicit. The CBI will soon file chargesheets regarding bomb blasts i...

  • Aware of Hindu terror: Central Govt

    New Delhi: The Union home ministry said on 17 July that it is “aware” of the presence of Hindu terror outfits and is looking into such cases. The Centre has written to the Madhya Pradesh government to transfer the probe involving on...

  • Amit Shah, Narendra Modi, Sohrabuddin and what should the youth of India know

    The youth of India should be seized of the matter of the day. A few days ago the Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurated the first-ever university for police. Moments after the programme got underway a message was flashed to the higher echelons o...

  • Encounter of Maoist cadre by Police

    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is known as insanity and that’s what the Indian Police Service seems to be suffering from. They are taking the leadership of this country for a ride. If they con...

  • RSS stance against the floodgate of startling revelations: prevarication

    Prevarication is dodging facing the truth. Prevaricating in matters of national interest where the unity and integrity of the country is involved is even worse. It is treachery. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has the hallmark of this prevarication...