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Due Process Of Law Being Followed In Police Encounters: Assam Govt To Gauhati HC

Due Process Of Law Being Followed In Police Encounters: Assam Govt To Gauhati HC

Due process of law and all guidelines issued by the NHRC are being followed in all cases of police encounters that have taken place in Assam since May last year, the state government claimed in an affidavit filed before the Gauhati High Court.

09 February 2022
TMC Urges NHRC To Visit Tripura, Says Farewell Knell Of  BJP Scaring CM Deb

TMC Urges NHRC To Visit Tripura, Says Farewell Knell Of BJP Scaring CM Deb

TMC leaders alleged that BJP goons attacked the vehicle of 14 party youth leaders in Tripura and that the police helped the goons by leading the car to the...

10 August 2021

NHRC Panel Member Probing Bengal Violence Belongs To BJP: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said that some sporadic incidents of violence had taken place in the state after the assembly polls but at that time, the Election Commission...

Two Members Of NHRC Panel Investigating Bengal Post-Poll Violence Had BJP Background

Two Members Of NHRC Panel Investigating Bengal Post-Poll Violence Had BJP Background

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had called the NHRC panel report an example of the 'BJP’s political vendetta'.

16 July 2021

Assam Congress Seeks Judicial Probe Into Police Encounter Killings

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee Ripun Bora requested the governor to institute a judicial inquiry by a sitting judge of the high court into case of police...

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15 July 2021
Mamata Banerjee Hits Out At NHRC Report, Calls It 'Political Vendetta'

Mamata Banerjee Hits Out At NHRC Report, Calls It 'Political Vendetta'

On Thursday, the Trinamool Congress chief accused NHRC of "disrespecting the court" and pursuing BJP's "political vendetta" by leaking its report to the...


15 July 2021
NHRC Slams Mamata Govt Over Bengal Post-Poll Violence, Recommends CBI Probe

NHRC Slams Mamata Govt Over Bengal Post-Poll Violence, Recommends CBI Probe

“Thousands… subjected to murder, rape, displacement and intimidation,” NHRC wrote in its report to Calcutta high court on post-poll violence in West...


07 July 2021
Bengal Post-Poll Violence: Govt Moves Calcutta HC To Recall Order To Register All Cases

Bengal Post-Poll Violence: Govt Moves Calcutta HC To Recall Order To Register All Cases

The West Bengal government has issued an application seeking a recall of its July 2 order that directed the police to register cases in all matters regarding...


30 June 2021
NHRC Panel Members Probing Bengal Post-Poll Violence Attacked In Kolkata

NHRC Panel Members Probing Bengal Post-Poll Violence Attacked In Kolkata

The BJP has condemned the incident while the Trinamool Congress asserted that none from the ruling party was involved in the attack.


02 June 2021
‘23 Crore Indians Pushed Into Poverty In One Year Of Pandemic,’ NHRC Issues Advisories On Migrant Workers

‘23 Crore Indians Pushed Into Poverty In One Year Of Pandemic,’ NHRC Issues Advisories On Migrant Workers

NHRC has issued more advisories on bonded labourers, migrant workers amid COVID-19 second wave


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07 January 2021
Silent Alarm

Silent Alarm

Less knocks on NHRC’s door while violations keep rising are a wake-up call. It must get back to keeping the State alert.


07 January 2021
Tiger, Tiger Whining Bright!

Tiger, Tiger Whining Bright!

What was supposed to be India’s watchdog against rights violations has turned into what critics call a government arm for obfuscation and occasional apologies


01 December 2020
Red, Green Lights

Red, Green Lights

Battered by the pandemic and teetering at the edge, sex workers hope a NHRC advisory would get them government grants and dignity of labour


16 October 2020
The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


13 October 2020
BJP Leader Moves NHRC Over Security Of Sarpanches In Jammu And Kashmir

BJP Leader Moves NHRC Over Security Of Sarpanches In Jammu And Kashmir

J-K BJP spokesperson Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo has sought the intervention of the commission for direction to authorities to provide security to all sarpanches in...


16 September 2020
'Their PM Admits Training Terrorists': India Slams Pakistan At UN

'Their PM Admits Training Terrorists': India Slams Pakistan At UN

Speaking at the 45th session of Human Rights Council (HRC), the Indian representative said that it has become habitual for Pakistan to malign India with false...


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27 January 2020
Uttar Pradesh: Rahul, Priyanka Move NHRC On Police 'Brutalities' On Anti-CAA Protesters

Uttar Pradesh: Rahul, Priyanka Move NHRC On Police 'Brutalities' On Anti-CAA Protesters

They demanded a thorough probe into the deaths that took place in the state during anti-CAA protests.


13 December 2019
Extrajudicial Blood Trail

13 December 2019
Hyderabad Encounter: Has India Become A Khap Panchayat Of Bloodthirsty Citizens?

Hyderabad Encounter: Has India Become A Khap Panchayat Of Bloodthirsty Citizens?

In a country where 90 rapes are reported every day and extrajudicial killings rarely shock people, the gunning down of the Hyderabad rape suspects only hints...


06 December 2019
Police Kill All Accused In Telangana Rape-Murder Case; Some Shower Flowers, Others Raise Questions

Police Kill All Accused In Telangana Rape-Murder Case; Some Shower Flowers, Others Raise Questions

In the wee hours of Friday, the Telangana police killed all the four accused in the rape and murder of a 26-year-old female veterinarian.


06 December 2019
NHRC Has Rarely Unearthed The Truth. Will It Be Different In Telangana?

NHRC Has Rarely Unearthed The Truth. Will It Be Different In Telangana?

In most cases, a notice or ruling by the National Human Rights Commission is not paid heed to.


06 December 2019
'Matter Of Concern': NHRC Orders Probe Into Killing Of Rape Accused In Telangana

'Matter Of Concern': NHRC Orders Probe Into Killing Of Rape Accused In Telangana

The National Human Rights Commission said the encounter early morning on Friday is a matter of concern.


20 June 2019
NHRC Flays 'Deplorable' Public Health Infrastructure In Country, Issues Notices To Centre, All States

NHRC Flays 'Deplorable' Public Health Infrastructure In Country, Issues Notices To Centre, All States

The NHRC has issued a notice to the secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, asking for a comprehensive report within four weeks on the observations...


13 June 2019
Why Winston Churchill Could Have Landed in Jail Today For Starving 4 Million People To Death in 1943

Why Winston Churchill Could Have Landed in Jail Today For Starving 4 Million People To Death in 1943

In January 2019, a new study by researchers of IIT, Gandhinagar (published in the Geophysical Research Letters) used soil analysis for the first time to show...


14 September 2018
Forest Rights Of Adivasis | Their Struggle For Land Continues

Forest Rights Of Adivasis | Their Struggle For Land Continues

Cases of arrest of Adivasis collecting forest produce for their livelihood abound in the area and they lived in constant fear of being dispossessed of their...


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