National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) News

At NHRC, Amit Shah says don’t apply western norms of rights here

The Union minister said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, India is moving towards a scenario where there will be no human rights violations.

Change without reform

Cleared by Parliament, the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019 does not further empower the NHRC, ignores need for structural changes.


NHRC issues notice to Gujarat govt over lion attack death at Devaliya Safari Park

On November 29, 2018 two lions attacked Rajnish Keshwala and Dinesh Kacha, labourers inside the safari park, when they were leading the lions to their cage as per regular routine. Keshwala was dragged into the forest and attacked fiercely by the lions.

NHRC seeks CBI director’s report on probe against Lawyers Collective

The direction came on complaints filed by Henri Tiphagne, a human rights activist associated with Human Rights Defenders’ Alert and Maja Daruwala, Senior Advisor of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative.

Etawah: NHRC notice to govt over ‘dilapidated’ school buildings

The commission served the notice on Wednesday after taking suo-motu cognizance of a media report carried the same day, saying that the state education department had conducted a survey.

NHRC notice to DGP over stripping of mother-daughter in police custody in Bilaspur

The Commission has issued a notice to the Director General of Police (DGP), Chhattisgarh, seeking a report within four weeks along with details on action taken against the guilty police personnel.


Bhilai plant blast: NHRC notice to Steel Ministry, SAIL chief

An explosion took place at the state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited's (SAIL) Bhilai plant in Chattisgarh's Durg district Tuesday, leaving nine dead and 14 injured. Two more had succumbed to injuries later at a hospital.

Shujaat Bukhari murder threat to free speech, says NHRC

The NHRC, headed by Justice H L Dattu asked the J&K government to provide details of the attacks on media persons in the past two years and measures taken by the state government to prevent such incidents.

Activist Harsh Mander resigns as NHRC special monitor

In a letter written to NHRC chairperson Justice H L Dattu, Mander said in view of the impending conclusion of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) process in Assam, there was the possibility that “tens of thousands, maybe even lakhs of Assam residents, being declared foreigners”.

Gained in Translation: Innocent criminals

The main problem of Indian jails is overcrowding. Government statistics and reports also indicate this. According to the Prison Statistics of India 2015, there are 4,19,723 prisoners in 1,401 jails. Of these, 67.2 per cent are undertrials, who languish in jails for years.