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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.

NHRC notice to states on children in jail with mothers

The RTI query, posed by Biswapriya Kanungo, a human rights lawyer in Odisha, revealed that 25 girls and 21 boys, less than six years of age, were living in jails across the state.

State assures NHRC it will send Rs 1 lakh to kin of Pakistani prisoner who died in Patan jail

The case concerns the death of a Pakistani prisoner named Parvat Singh Koli, son of Amar Singh Koli, who was caught by the Border Security Force from pillar no 982 on the border of the Indian territory in 2012.

At NHRC open camp in Gujarat, a case takes less than five minutes of hearing

A two-day “open hearing session” camp was organised by the NHRC in Ahmedabad to take up about 155 cases of human rights violations, including those of SC/ST victims, in Gujarat and adjoining Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadara & Nagar Haveli.