The National Human Rights Commission issues notices to the Delhi Chief Secretary and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, calling for a detailed report within four weeks on alleged slow pace of cleaning garbage heaps at Ghazipur and Bhalaswa landfill sites
This year’s observation of the International Human Rights Day had a special significance for India. India got re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the sixth term with an overwhelming majority. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this is an endorsement of India’s commitment to the human rights cause. “We will continue promotion and protection of human rights through ‘samman, samvaad and sahyog’,” he said.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report alleging increasing incidents of violence among inmates in Tihar Jail, Delhi. Reports said in yet another incident of inmate clash inside the prison, a 25-year-old prisoner was beaten up by another on September 22, the sixth such incident this month alone.
The state government questioned the independence of the CBI, contending agency was acting at the behest of the centre and was targeting leaders and workers of the ruling TMC. The State of West Bengal had moved the Apex Court against the order passed by the Calcutta High Court on August 19, 2021.
The National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health, Government of India, have been asked to submit reports with respect to the adverse impact of farmers agitation on various aspects and observance of COVID Protocols at the protests sites;