NHRC

  • NHRC to record statements of two witnesses in Chittoor firing 1 week ago

    New Delhi: NHRC Chairman KG Balakrishnan on Monday directed recording of statements of two people who claim to be part of a group of woodcutters of which 20 were killed in alleged police firing in Andhra Pradesh recently. "I have directed to record their statements and we will take action based...
  • Andhra Pradesh police faces tough questions from HC on killing of 20 wood cutters April 10, 2015

    Hyderabad/Chennai: As doubts cropped up over the gunning down of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu, the Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday faced tough questions from the Hyderabad High Court as to why a case of murder was not filed in the killings. In a related development, the Madras High Court refused...
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  • News 360: Maharashtra government makes mandatory screening of marathi films in multiplexes April 7, 2015

    Screening of Marathi films during the prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes has been made mandatory by Maharashtra government. ...
  • Mid-night raid: Delhi High Court rejects Somnath Bharti's plea for video-recording of NHRC proceedings March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the plea of former Delhi Law Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti seeking video recording of the proceedings of the case pertaining to his purported midnight raid in Khirki extension being tried at National Human Right Commission (NHRC). "There...
  • National Human Rights Commission issues notices to HRD Ministry and Delhi Police March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notices to HRD ministry and Delhi Police in connection with the incident where the boundary wall of the Kendriya Vidyalaya collapsed in central Delhi's Gole Market killing one person and injuring three others. According to an official statement released on Thursday, the...
  • West Bengal: NHRC takes suo motu cognisance of nun's rape in Nadia March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: It has been five days since a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, yet no arrests have been made in the case. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of the case and has issued a notice to the West Bengal government. Meanwhile...
  • NHRC officer gets 7 years in jail for rape, deceitful marriage January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A senior officer of the National Human Rights Commission, convicted for raping and deceitfully marrying a widow after concealing his first wedlock, has been awarded seven years jail by a Delhi court which observed that his "high social status" has made the offence more serious. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ)...
  • Human Rights Commission's notice to Punjab over botched-up eye surgeries December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to Punjab government over the botched-up eye surgeries that took place in a medical camp in Gurdaspur region. The surgeries which were held in a medical camp organised by an NGO left almost 16 people blind. Dr Vivek Arora, the...
  • NHRC issues notice to Delhi government and Police November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Delhi government and Police over reports of inaction in a case of sexual assault of two blind students and sought a report from them within two weeks. According to an official statement released on Monday, the notices have been...
  • NHRC seeks report from Chhattisgarh government within 2 weeks over Bilaspur botched-up sterilisation case November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) has sent a notice to the Chhatisgarh government over Bilaspur incident demanding a report into the incident within two weeks. 12 women died and more than 70 others were in a serious condition following sterilization on the 8th November, 2014 at a Government...
  • J&K: NHRC seeks report from Army, local authorities over killing of youths in Budgam November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday sought reports from the Defence Ministry and local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir over the killing of two youths in Army firing in Budgam district two days back. The Commission issued separate notices to the Defence Ministry and Budgam Police about the...
  • NHRC directs Delhi government to pay Rs 25,000 each to African women victims of racial prejudice by Somnath Bharti October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Friday directed Delhi Government to pay Rs 25,000 each to 12 African women who were "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts" by the then Law Minister Somnath Bharti during his controversial midnight raid in South Delhi's Khirki Extension area in January this...
  • NHRC directs Haryana government to pay Rs 3 lakh to family of two youngsters September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday asked Haryana Government to pay Rs three lakh as monetary relief to the next of family of two youngsters who were killed in a road accident last year. "The commission has recommended to the government of Haryana, through its Chief Secretary...
  • HC seeks report from Delhi government on toilets catering to shelter homes September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday took note of nonfunctional mobile toilets that cater to homeless people living in night shelters and sought a report from the city government by Friday. "Please inform us tomorrow as to how many permanent and temporary toilets are there for the shelter homes....
  • NHRC sends notice to Health Ministry over dearth of HIV drugs September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over the reported shortage of drugs for HIV patients across the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Union Health Ministry asking for a report on measures taken to tackle the situation. "The Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media...
  • Government to go ahead with key appointments without LoP September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has decided to go ahead with the appointments to various statutory bodies like CVC, NHRC and Lokpal without the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha as a member of the selection committee choosing them. The move comes following a recent reference from the Lok Sabha secretariat in...
  • NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu government on wall collapse August 2, 2014

    Chennai: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government on the death of 11 persons in a godown wall collapse in neighbouring Tiruvallur last month. The notice was issued while taking cognizance of a complaint that a building's wall collapsed on July 5 at Upparapalayam...
  • NHRC issues notice to UP Police July 31, 2014

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh police in a case of sexual assault in Mathura. "The NHRC has taken suo moto cognizance of a media report that a Dalit teenage girl was allegedly gang raped by six youths in Pingri village of Mathura...
  • NHRC sends notices to AP government over beating up of blind student July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday has sent notices to Government of Andhra Pradesh. A twomember team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The...
  • UP government pays compensation of Rs 3 lakh to Gonda rape victim July 18, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government has paid monetary relief of Rs 3 lakh to a woman, who was allegedly raped by a police constable in district Gonda, following a direction from the National Human Rights Commission. Initially, the government had refused to provide financial assistance to the victim but later complied with the...
  • NHRC seeks report over autopsies done in the open in residential colony July 18, 2014

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Firday issued notice to Madhya Pradesh government following reports that autopsies were being done in an open room in the middle of a residential colony in the state's Sagar district. According to an official statement, a notice has been issued to the Principal Secretary...
  • Maharashtra government to pay Rs.50,000 to girls arrested over FB row on Bal Thackeray's death July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed Maharashtra Government to pay Rs 50,000 each to the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray, saying their detention was "illegal". According to a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission...
  • NHRC notice on GAIL pipeline fire July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: NHRC on Wednesday issued notices to the Union Ministry of Oil and Natural Gas, GAIL and district authorities of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, seeking reports over a deadly fireblast, apparently after leakage from a gas pipeline, that claimed 19 lives. The National Human Rights Commission issued notices to...
  • NHRC notice to Telangana government over 'neglect' of PHC June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued a notice to Telengana government seeking a report from it over alleged neglect of a Primary Health Centre in Hyderabad where there has been no electricity for the last four months due to nonpayment of bill. According to an NHRC statement, it...
  • Delhi gets NHRC notice over irregularities in midday meals June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of alleged irregularities in the midday meals at Anganwadi centres in the national capital, the NHRC on Monday issued a notice to the Delhi chief secretary, seeking a report within four weeks. The National Human Rights Commission took suo motu cognizance of a media report, according to...
  • Somnath Bharti terms NHRC report as biased May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti today termed the NHRC report which indicted him of "racial prejudice", as biased and asked Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to "remove the perception" that shows him in bad light. "You are requested to do the needful and remove the perception of the report...
  • NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh government over boycott of tribal families May 4, 2014

    National Human Rights Commission on Sunday issued notices to Chhattisgarh government and state police in connection with alleged social boycott of two tribal families in Korba district after a village panchayat's diktat. According to an NHRC statement released on Sunday, notices in this regard were issued to the Chief Secretary and...
  • Midnight raid: Didn't demand action against Somnath Bharti, says NHRC March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday clarified that it has not given any direction to take action against former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti in his infamous midnight raid at Khirki extension. The Commission said it had taken suo motu cognisance of the incident and expected some reports...