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

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 

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

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

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

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

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


It’s all gone wrong for state human rights commission

With top posts vacant for 17 months,11,373 cases pile up

Transfer of land: Law catches up with IAS officer who ignored rule book

Medha Gupta is 75 years old and she cited her age also as one of the reasons for seeking leniency

Mahapatra plea: HC questions police report

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.

Sarabjit lawyer gets asylum in Sweden

Awais Sheikh,the Pakistani counsel for Sarabjit Singh who died after he was assaulted in jail,and his family have taken asylum in Sweden after receiving threats.