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Security forces and stone pelters fighting a pitched battle during intense clashes that erupted at Soura in Srinagar in February

SC issues notices to Centre, NHRC on plea seeking protection for jawans from stone...

Petition in Supreme Court also questions withdrawal of over 9000 FIRs against stone pelters by the Jammu & Kashmir government Amid a raging national debate...

“Mobocracy in the garb of democracy can never be justified”

Above: Chief of NHRC, Justice HL Dattu On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (December 10), JUSTICE HL DATTU, chief of the National Human...
DANGEROUS ESCALATION

DANGEROUS ESCALATION

Last week, a courageous police officer with an impeccable service record was brutally murdered in UP’s Bulandshahr by those who fit the description of...
Have uniform marriageable age for men and women: NHRC urges Centre

Have uniform marriageable age for men and women: NHRC urges Centre

Rights panel also recommends that all marriages of minors be made void, marriage registrations be made compulsory Days after the Supreme Court declined to hear...
NHRC: A Toothless Tiger?

NHRC: A Toothless Tiger?

The National Human Rights Commission commemorates its 25th anniversary, but does it have anything to celebrate? Human rights scholars Sanjoy Hazarika and Sarthak Roy...
Prison Reforms: Jailhouse Shock

Prison Reforms: Jailhouse Shock

Above: Police officials gather outside Arthur Road jail in Mumbai after an inmate’s death Despite far-reaching measures being suggested and the Supreme Court stipulating that...
SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

Petition filed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties says 49 people killed in over 1110 police encounters across Uttar Pradesh in past year The Supreme...
Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC issues notice

Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC...

A PIL has been filed before the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, claiming that...
Delhi High Court asks NHRC to consider sending its own probe team to Tutiorin

Delhi High Court asks NHRC to consider sending its own probe team to Tuticorin

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher on Friday (May 25) asked the National Human Rights Commission to consider sending its own representative to Tuticorin...
Police resorted to lathi-charge during a massive protest against Sterlite factory, in Thoothukkudi on May 22/Photo: UNI 

Tuticorin violence: As Madras HC shuts down Sterlite plant, plea moved in Delhi HC...

Above: Police resorted to lathi-charge during a massive protest against Sterlite factory, in Thoothukkudi on May 22/Photo: UNI  With the Madras High Court on Wednesday...
ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying his career

ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying...

Above: Nambi Narayanan (file pic) In the famous case of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan (now 76), who was falsely implicated and arrested on charges...
Prisoners in one of the jails (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya

HIV-infected jail inmates in UP: NHRC issues notices to UP Chief Secretary, IG (Prisons)

Above: Prisoners in one of the jails (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya The sorry state of affairs in jails of Uttar Pradesh has once again come...

Trigger-Happy

Above: Policemen convicted in a 25-year-old fake encounter case are taken to jail in Lucknow In a brazen display of power, Uttar Pradesh cops have...
CCTV footage shows Mursalin Malik and Asif Malik being questioned by five policemen outside their shop in Seelampur

False Case: Saved by a CCTV Camera

Two ordinary men were implicated by the police and branded as criminals till help came from an unexpected quarter ~By Lilly Paul In a shocking case,...
NHRC

NHRC must be endowed with more powers, says SC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had complained to the Supreme Court that its “communications and guidelines (for protection and enforcement of human rights)...
SC orders CBI to probe fake encounter killings in Manipur

SC orders CBI to probe fake encounter killings in Manipur

Above: There have been several protests against AFSPA in Manipur. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Friday (July 14) enforced the law of the land on Manipur...
Supreme Court

SC orders CPCB to look into compliance in Gujarat quarries

Silicosis among workers grow even as closed units in state reopen following “casual” inspection by state pollution control body ~By Rajesh Kumar In 2006, an NGO,...
NHRC

India needs to act quickly for enacting a human rights law, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on April 24 took a pro-active stand on India’s urgent need to ratify its signature of 1997 to the convention on...

Justice Dattu is next NHRC chairman. India Legal was first to break the news

Former Chief Justice of India HL Dattu will take over as the chairman of National Human Rights Commission. The post was lying vacant since...

'NHRC' - 19 News Results

Security forces and stone pelters fighting a pitched battle during intense clashes that erupted at Soura in Srinagar in February

SC issues notices to Centre, NHRC on plea seeking protection for jawans from stone...

Petition in Supreme Court also questions withdrawal of over 9000 FIRs against stone pelters by the Jammu & Kashmir government Amid a raging national debate...

“Mobocracy in the garb of democracy can never be justified”

Above: Chief of NHRC, Justice HL Dattu On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (December 10), JUSTICE HL DATTU, chief of the National Human...
DANGEROUS ESCALATION

DANGEROUS ESCALATION

Last week, a courageous police officer with an impeccable service record was brutally murdered in UP’s Bulandshahr by those who fit the description of...
Have uniform marriageable age for men and women: NHRC urges Centre

Have uniform marriageable age for men and women: NHRC urges Centre

Rights panel also recommends that all marriages of minors be made void, marriage registrations be made compulsory Days after the Supreme Court declined to hear...
NHRC: A Toothless Tiger?

NHRC: A Toothless Tiger?

The National Human Rights Commission commemorates its 25th anniversary, but does it have anything to celebrate? Human rights scholars Sanjoy Hazarika and Sarthak Roy...
Prison Reforms: Jailhouse Shock

Prison Reforms: Jailhouse Shock

Above: Police officials gather outside Arthur Road jail in Mumbai after an inmate’s death Despite far-reaching measures being suggested and the Supreme Court stipulating that...
SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

Petition filed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties says 49 people killed in over 1110 police encounters across Uttar Pradesh in past year The Supreme...
Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC issues notice

Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC...

A PIL has been filed before the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, claiming that...
Delhi High Court asks NHRC to consider sending its own probe team to Tutiorin

Delhi High Court asks NHRC to consider sending its own probe team to Tuticorin

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher on Friday (May 25) asked the National Human Rights Commission to consider sending its own representative to Tuticorin...
Police resorted to lathi-charge during a massive protest against Sterlite factory, in Thoothukkudi on May 22/Photo: UNI 

Tuticorin violence: As Madras HC shuts down Sterlite plant, plea moved in Delhi HC...

Above: Police resorted to lathi-charge during a massive protest against Sterlite factory, in Thoothukkudi on May 22/Photo: UNI  With the Madras High Court on Wednesday...
ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying his career

ISRO spy case: SC orders inquiry to fix responsibility for falsely arresting scientist, destroying...

Above: Nambi Narayanan (file pic) In the famous case of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan (now 76), who was falsely implicated and arrested on charges...
Prisoners in one of the jails (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya

HIV-infected jail inmates in UP: NHRC issues notices to UP Chief Secretary, IG (Prisons)

Above: Prisoners in one of the jails (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya The sorry state of affairs in jails of Uttar Pradesh has once again come...

Trigger-Happy

Above: Policemen convicted in a 25-year-old fake encounter case are taken to jail in Lucknow In a brazen display of power, Uttar Pradesh cops have...
CCTV footage shows Mursalin Malik and Asif Malik being questioned by five policemen outside their shop in Seelampur

False Case: Saved by a CCTV Camera

Two ordinary men were implicated by the police and branded as criminals till help came from an unexpected quarter ~By Lilly Paul In a shocking case,...
NHRC

NHRC must be endowed with more powers, says SC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had complained to the Supreme Court that its “communications and guidelines (for protection and enforcement of human rights)...
SC orders CBI to probe fake encounter killings in Manipur

SC orders CBI to probe fake encounter killings in Manipur

Above: There have been several protests against AFSPA in Manipur. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Friday (July 14) enforced the law of the land on Manipur...
Supreme Court

SC orders CPCB to look into compliance in Gujarat quarries

Silicosis among workers grow even as closed units in state reopen following “casual” inspection by state pollution control body ~By Rajesh Kumar In 2006, an NGO,...
NHRC

India needs to act quickly for enacting a human rights law, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on April 24 took a pro-active stand on India’s urgent need to ratify its signature of 1997 to the convention on...

Justice Dattu is next NHRC chairman. India Legal was first to break the news

Former Chief Justice of India HL Dattu will take over as the chairman of National Human Rights Commission. The post was lying vacant since...

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