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National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)


2017 ‘custodial torture’ case: NHRC sets aside magistrate’s clean chit, issues show cause notice to Gujarat chief secretary

January 10, 2021 1:58 am

In a show-cause notice, issued to state chief secretary Anil Mukim on January 5, the NHRC sought an explanation why the victim’s next of kin not be paid an interim compensation of Rs 3 lakh under provisions of the Protection of Human Rights Act, as his rights were violated by “delinquent jail officials”.

Explained: Why a NHRC advisory on sex work has split rights activists down the middle

October 30, 2020 12:06 pm

The NHRC wants sex workers to be classified as informal workers in order that they get government benefits in the time of the pandemic. But a veteran fighter for the rights of trafficked women wants the advisory withdrawn.

NHRC orders Assam govt to pay Rs 1 lakh to man beaten up for selling beef

September 17, 2020 1:30 am

Shaukat Ali (48) was thrashed by a mob and forced to eat cooked pork in front of a few policemen for selling beef at his tea stall at the Madhupur weekly market in Biswanath Chariali on April 7 last year.

Encounters: What rules the law lays down, and why they are flouted

July 13, 2020 9:37 am

The Supreme Court and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have framed guidelines that are to be followed in cases of custodial deaths.

NHRC seeks report on factory fire; main accused held

July 07, 2020 1:28 pm

According to NHRC officials, the administration needs to submit a report within four weeks with regard to the facts of the incident which left seven dead.

NHRC team to visit LNJP hospital in Delhi for on-spot inspection of COVID-19 treatment facilities

June 11, 2020 4:52 pm

The panel had sent notices to the Health Ministry and the Delhi government on Wednesday over the pandemic situation in the national capital, and asked them to submit a report in 10 days on heathcare facilities and related issues.

CBI probe sought in Dalit undertrial’s death in judicial custody

June 04, 2020 11:26 pm

According to Nara, Yamunanagar resident Raman Valmiki, 32, had died under mysterious circumstances on April 25, three days after he was sent to the local district jail in connection with an attempt to murder case.

Railways' treatment of migrants 'barbarism', state failed to protect poor: NHRC

May 29, 2020 1:31 pm

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the chairman of the Railway Board, Union Home Secretary and chief secretaries of Bihar and Gujarat on steps taken to ensure basic facilities to migrants.

NHRC serves notices to Punjab, UP after video of migrant woman dragging tired child on suitcase surfaces

May 15, 2020 9:46 pm

Taking note of the incident, the Commission said it amounts to the violation of human rights and requires intervention by the NHRC.

On Meerut SP asking Muslims to 'go to Pak', govt says NHRC takes note

February 12, 2020 3:38 pm

"The issue of repatriation of the Rohingya has been discussed with Bangladesh authorities at the highest level, wherein both countries have agreed on the need to expedite their safe, speedy and sustainable repatriation to their homes in Myanmar," Reddy said.