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Haryana human rights panel recommends Rs 25,000 compensation in custodial torture case

May 14, 2022 11:05 am

“It is the responsibility of the state authorities to take care of all persons in custody. The police are empowered by the state to enforce laws and maintain public order. They do not have the right to take the law in their hands as they please,” the commission said.

Discussed with govt use of sedition & anti-terrorism laws, J-K situation: EU representative

April 30, 2022 11:06 am

EU special representative for human rights Eamon Gilmore said that in his meeting with members of the National Human Rights Commission, the panel's role in relation to FCRA, detentions, bail, sedition and anti-terrorism laws, UAPA, minorities and individual cases, was discussed.

To push back Russians, Ukrainians hit a village with cluster munitions

April 19, 2022 11:30 am

These types of internationally banned weapons have been repeatedly used by the Russian military since it invaded Ukraine in February. Human rights groups have denounced their use.

Living by the code: In China, Covid-era controls may outlast the virus

January 30, 2022 5:05 pm

The pandemic has given Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, a powerful case for deepening the Communist Party’s reach into the lives of 1.4 billion citizens, filling out his vision of the country as a model of secure order, in contrast to the “chaos of the West.”

Coalition of rights groups to protest against Karnataka CM Bommai's 'endorsement' of moral policing

October 21, 2021 10:37 am

Protests will be held at Raichur, Bijapur, Koppala and Bengaluru and a memorandum will be submitted to deputy commissioners in the districts on Thursday. In Bengaluru, the protests have been planned at the Mysuru Bank circle.

Book tells stories of individuals fighting for human rights

August 10, 2021 12:37 pm

Other books in the series include "10 Indian Animals You May Never Again See in the Wild", "10 Indian Monarchs Whose Amazing Stories You May Not Know" and "10 Indian Women Who Were the First to Do What They Did".

Woman moves Kerala High Court for necessary support to son in UAE jail for spying for India

July 06, 2021 1:40 pm

The plea by Shahubanath Beevi has also claimed that her son has been subjected to "severe torture and harassment" and he did not get any kind of support from the Indian Embassy there or the central government.

‘Deprived of nutrition, neglected’: Manipuri rights group flags Covid death of two Myanmar immigrants, seeks probe

July 04, 2021 8:03 am

During the period in custody, the inmates were not provided food by the state and were forced to depend solely on the charity of civil voluntary organisations, Babloo Loitongbam, executive director, HRA, said.

Nicaragua police detain government opponent

June 03, 2021 7:51 am

A court also granted a request from prosecutors to bar Chamorro from running in the Nov. 7 elections or holding public office, citing the charges against her.

UN report: Many women in poor nations can't say, "No sex"

April 15, 2021 9:57 am

But the findings "paint an alarming picture of the state of bodily autonomy for millions of women and girls" who don't have the power to make choices about their bodies and their futures without fear or violence, it said.