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Human Rights Commission


Why citizen-led fact-finding missions have a role in democracy

May 21, 2021 9:07 am

Around the world, as well as India, investigative reports by such missions have a long history of empowering citizens and enriching judicial process.

NHRC report out, backs torture claims of SIMI men in Bhopal jail

April 01, 2018 7:41 am

SIMI activists said they were held aloft by hand and legs in a “helicopter position”, and beaten using flour mill belts, lathis and strips of rubber.

India on the mat at Geneva human rights meet 

September 21, 2017 1:03 pm

Al Hussein has been in the news recently over his frank criticism of India, ranging from Delhi’s threat to deport its Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar where it is facing ethnic cleansing, to the “broader rise of intolerance” towards religious and other minorities as well as “worrying developments” in Kashmir. 

While PM Modi meets Obama, US human rights commission to discuss India

June 01, 2016 10:26 am

A Congressional commission will hold a hearing to examine the challenges to fundamental freedoms coinciding with the White House meeting between PM Modi and Barack Obama.

HRC report: 61 custodial deaths in Gujarat in 2011-12

March 26, 2016 11:07 am

Of the total deaths in police or judicial custody, 51 were cases of natural deaths, while seven were suicides and three were unnatural or doubtful deaths.

Govt to finalise chief of proposed human rights commission on Friday

December 17, 2015 4:52 am

The names of three human rights activists — Raj Mangal Prasad, S C Agarwal and Indu Prakash— have also been proposed for the commission.

ANF has not halted operations over constable arrest: Home minister

April 27, 2014 5:13 am

The home minister denied reports that the ANF went on a strike on Saturday in protest against Naik’s arrest.

Mahapatra plea: HC questions police report

March 21, 2014 3:47 am

Mahapatra had filed a writ petition in HC alleging the state government had decided not to compensate according to the recommendation of the West Bengal State Human Rights Commission.

Activists hit the streets to protest rising cases of crimes against women

January 12, 2014 3:26 am

Activists held a public meeting Saturday at College Square and took out a rally till Dharamtala to protest the rising instances of crimes against women in the state.

I'll do what I’ve decided to do: WBHRC chief

December 14, 2013 5:48 am

The hearing date has not been fixed yet,but a copy of the PIL has been sent to Ganguly.