NHRC

  • Spot the difference between media cover-up of the 1984 and 2002 riots

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Reverence in the media to those in authority and a tendency to fall in line, allows those indulging in political mass murders to escape justice...

  • Midnight raid: Didn't demand action against Somnath Bharti, says NHRC 31-03-2014 06:26 PM

    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...
  • Midnight raid: NHRC tells police to take action against Somnath Bharti 31-03-2014 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: In what can be major trouble for Aam Aadmi Party MLA and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti, the National Human Rights Commission has directed the Delhi Police to take action against him for his infamous midnight raid at Khirkee extension. The police have been given two months'...
  • End strike for patients' sake: NHRC to UP doctors 05-03-2014 09:07 PM

    The NHRC on Wednesday urged the Uttar Pradesh doctors to end their strike for the sake of suffering patients. Junior doctors and medical practitioners across the state went on a strike following police action and arrest of two dozen junior doctors of GSV Medical College, Kanpur as a result of...
  • NHRC issues notice to Chhattisgarh over assault on woman 26-02-2014 05:58 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to Chhattisgarh over the assault of a 65-year-old woman suspected of practising witchcraft. As per media reports, the woman was brutally beaten and her head tonsured after she was suspected of practising witchcraft by people of Korba district. "We have...
  • Pay compensation who died in encounter with Assam Rifles, NHRC to Home Ministry 13-02-2014 05:59 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday asked the Union Home Ministry to pay Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the five persons who died in an encounter with Assam Rifles in Sonitpur District of Assam in April, 2009. The Commission wanted the MHA to pay...
  • NHRC issues notices to Ranchi DM, SSP over death of student 11-02-2014 12:43 AM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notices to district authorities of Ranchi in Jharkhand in connection with the death of a young student allegedly due to corporal punishment given to him by his school teacher. Notices in this regard were issued to the District Magistrate and Senior...
  • NHRC issues notice to Kejriwal government over deaths of homeless 22-01-2014 11:11 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued a notice to the Delhi government seeking a report in connection with deaths of homeless persons on the streets of the city allegedly due to cold and rain. The notice was served to the Chief Secretary, calling for a report...
  • NHRC issues notice on destitutes to Delhi government 03-01-2014 04:06 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that about 1.5 lakh destitute persons are spending life in Delhi on footpaths and over-bridges. It is also reported that as per the Government's orders, the shelter home in the metro cities must get...
  • NHRC seeks report from UP govt on child deaths in relief camps 26-12-2013 09:14 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday sought reports from the Uttar Pradesh government and the district authorities of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli on reported death of around 40 children due to extreme cold in relief camps meant for riot victims. According to an NHRC statement released on Thursday, the step...
  • Most fake encounters are by police, not army: NHRC 19-11-2013 04:49 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Tuesday that a majority of fake encounters in many Indian states were by police officers, and not the armed forces. "AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) draws a lot of ire and there is a notion that repealing it will curb fake...
  • SC orders NHRC probe into police brutality against AAP protestors 19-11-2013 02:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered an NHRC probe into alleged police brutality against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers who were protesting in Delhi against non-registration of an FIR in a rape case in June this year. A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi allowed the plea of...
  • SC asks NHRC to probe police assault on AAP activist 19-11-2013 12:43 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to probe the slapping of a woman activist of the Aam Aadmi Party by a Delhi Police officer. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists were at the receiving end of the police assault as they were protesting against delayed...
  • Manipur: Almost all encounters in the state are fake, says NHRC 13-11-2013 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: In the hearings after their visit to Manipur, the National Human Rights Commission has stated that many encounter cases in the state appeared to be fake. Twenty of the 44 encounter cases against the state security forces heard by the commission have been declared to be fake, whereas...
  • NHRC takes on Bihar Police for thrashing a mentally challenged man 01-11-2013 03:43 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Bihar Police over a published report that policemen thrashed a mentally challenged man, an official statement said on Friday. The notice was sent to the director general of police after a media report spoke of the assault by the Government...
  • Plea for removal of NHRC chief Balakrishnan a serious issue, says SC 17-10-2013 07:40 PM

    The Supreme Court, on Thursday, termed as a "serious issue" a plea seeking initiation of removal process of former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan from the post of NHRC Chairman for his alleged "misbehaviour" and purchase of benami properties. "It is a serious issue," a bench comprising justices BS...
  • NHRC appeals for calm in Muzaffarnagar 09-09-2013 08:24 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday appealed to the people to maintain calm and harmony in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar town, where communal clashes have left at least 31 people dead. "The commission is deeply concerned over the Muzaffarnagar riots. We appeal to all sections of society to maintain...
  • Dalit boy's killing: NHRC issues notice to Akhilesh govt 03-09-2013 07:03 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over a Dalit boy's killing for refusing to clean plates at an eatery. The commission has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report that a customer shot dead the 11-year-old boy working at an...
  • NHRC issues notice over Odisha electrocution death 31-08-2013 11:56 AM

    Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued show-cause notice to a power distribution company after it denied compensation to an electrocution victim in Odisha, a complainant said Saturday. The commission issued notice to the Southern Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited (Southco), which distributes electricity in eight southern...
  • NHRC notice to Bihar govt over I-Day attack on Dalits 30-08-2013 06:43 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to the Bihar government over an assault by upper caste men on Dalits for unfurling the national flag on Independence Day. The attack left one dead. Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report, the commission has sought a reply...
  • NHRC issues notice to UP govt for refusing compensation to gangrape victim 28-08-2013 10:00 AM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday asked Uttar Pradesh government as to why the victim of a gangrape in the state's Bijnore should not get compensation. "Findings in the case are very disturbing and shocking... the commission has issued a notice to the state chief secretary to show...
  • UP govt gets NHRC notice on compensation to gangrape victim 27-08-2013 06:50 PM

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to the Uttar Pradesh government regarding compensation to a gangrape victim. Terming the incident as "disturbing and shocking", the Commission has issued a notice to UP Chief Secretary asking why monetary relief should not be recommended to be...
  • SC notice to Centre on PIL seeking removal of Balakrishnan as NHRC chief 26-08-2013 05:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking the removal of former CJI KG Balakrishanan as the NHRC Chairperson for his alleged misconduct during his tenure as the Chief Justice of India and purchase of benami properties. "At this stage, we...
  • SC asks Centre to reply on KG Balakrishnan's case 26-08-2013 12:57 PM

    The Supreme Court asked the Centre to file its response on a PIL seeking initiation of removal process of former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan from the post of NHRC Chairman for his alleged "misbehaviour" and purchase of benami properties. "At this stage, we are asking the Centre to...
  • NHRC issues notice to Madhya Pradesh govt over girl's suicide due to ragging 23-08-2013 08:47 PM

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to the Madhya Pradesh government regarding a case in which a girl committed suicide after being allegedly humiliated by seniors during ragging in college. Notices have been issued to the Department of Education and Training principal secretary and Bhopal SSP. They...
  • NHRC seeks Health Ministry views on clinical trial guidelines 20-08-2013 11:46 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has written to Union Health Ministry seeking their views on draft guidelines on clinical trials including compensation and risks involved. The guidelines, framed by an expert committee of NHRC, has suggested that ethics committees should be set up in all institutions undertaking studies...
  • NHRC seeks report on Sundergarh coal mine mishap from Odisha govt 20-08-2013 12:59 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Odisha government to submit a report within four weeks on the Aug 10 coal mine mishap that claimed 11 lives in the state, a petitioner said Tuesday. The commission asked state Chief Secretary J.K. Mohapatra to submit a detailed report, rights...
  • NHRC petitioned on Dalit thinker's arrest over Facebook post 07-08-2013 07:40 PM

    The arrest of Dalit writer Kanwal Bharti by Rampur police for an alleged Facebook post over the suspension of IAS official Durga Shakti Nagpal reached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday. A local social activist Nutan Thakur filed a complaint with the panel, seeking its intervention on Tuesday's...
  • Activist files complaint with NHRC over Dalit scholar's arrest for FB post 07-08-2013 04:12 PM

    A social activist on Wednesday filed a complaint with National Human Rights Commission on the arrest of Dalit scholar Kanwal Bharti over his Facebook post on the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, alleging that the act was an "open abuse of administrative power". In her complaint, Nutan Thakur...
  • NHRC asks Delhi government to pay compensation for prisoner's death 03-08-2013 03:24 AM

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday asked Delhi government to pay a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the family of a Tihar jail prisoner who died in custody. The rights panel set aside the explanation given by DG (Prisons) and recommended that the government pay a sum of...