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Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend human rights law

Several Opposition parties objected to the Bill in its present form, saying it has many gaps and was not in conformity with the Paris Principles — Paris Principles are a set of international standards which frame and guide the work of human rights institutions.

More teeth for NHRC

Panel requires independent investigation mechanism, diversity in composition.


NHRC seeks report from Jharkhand police chief on lynchings

The Indian Express had reported that seven persons were beaten to death by mobs in two attacks in tribal-dominated areas near Jamshedpur following rumours of gangs involved in kidnapping children being active in the region.

NHRC asks Chandigarh SSP to probe complaint against jeweller

Police had filed closure report in cheating case against Nikka Mal Babu Ram and Sons, citing ‘lack of evidence’

Government may offer NHRC top job to CJI Dattu

Government is waiting for the CJI to demit office before his consent is sought for consideration of his name by a high-level committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pay Rs 1.5 lakh to family of electrocuted boy, NHRC tells East corpn

The child, Pradeep, was electrocuted in the hospital where both his parents worked as labourers on the construction site of a new block.


National Human Rights Commission official gets seven years for rape

The official was convicted under sections 376 (rape) and 493 of the IPC.

Bharti gets a breather in Khirki raid case

The NHRC had observed that Bharti had 'violated the law while holding a constitutional post'.

‘If I don’t come back, means police have put fear into me’

Says Jonathan Baud, Swiss held for alleged Maoist links, let off by court.

A complaint to NHRC blew the lid off multi-crore pension scam in Haryana

As of now, the government is collecting details of irregularities in the scheme from other districts.