National Human Rights Commission

  • NHRC notice to UP government over minor girl's death 04-03-2014 09:13 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Uttar Pradesh government over the death of a four-year-old girl due to alleged medical negligence. Acting on media reports, the commission asked the UP director general of health services to file a report within four weeks, said an NHRC statement....
  • Tihar Jail inmates go on hunger strike over new rule on meeting kin 13-02-2014 12:16 AM

    New Delhi: More than 50 inmates of Tihar Jail have gone on a hunger strike against a recent guideline by prison authorities which allows them to meet their relatives only once a week instead of the two times which was the norm before. As per fresh guidelines issued by Tihar...
  • 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...
  • JD(U) minister Shyam Rajak highlights plight of dalits in Gujarat 29-01-2014 08:00 PM

    Attacking Narendra Modi's development model, JD(U) minister Shyam Rajak on Wednesday alleged that he had failed to provide an alternative source of livelihood to the dalit people in Gujarat engaged in manual scavenging. "The fact that about 12,000 dalit people in Gujarat are still engaged in manual scavenging for living...
  • 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...
  • Undertrial of Dasna Jail branded on his waist with a hot iron rod 12-12-2013 11:29 AM

    An undertrial inmate of Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad of Uttar Pradesh has told a local court that he was branded on his waist with a hot iron rod by a jail official for refusing to cough up a bribe. The matter came up in court on Tuesday as a local...
  • 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...
  • Relief camps in riot-hit UP districts in appalling condition: NHRC 22-10-2013 08:33 AM

    A National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team described as appalling the conditions in relief camps in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh and suggested that the state government frame a policy to provide relief to families of missing persons. The team visited four relief camps in Shamli district...
  • Delhi: Man gets life term for raping, forcing niece into prostitution 22-09-2013 10:10 AM

    A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for ravishing his minor niece, allowing others to gangrape her and forcing her into prostitution. The court convicted Uttar Pradesh resident Pannu for six offences, rape, gangrape, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy, wrongful confinement and procuring the girl...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shillong: Man allegedly tortured, forced to eat dog's excreta 03-08-2013 04:50 PM

    Shillong: A man was allegedly tortured and forced to eat dog's excreta by eight of his relatives for practising suspected witchcraft at Mawutieng in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, police said on Saturday. 47-year-old Halorsing Kharumnuid suffered the brutality before he was let off with warnings two days ago,...
  • Ramban firing: NHRC issues notice to Centre, J&K 26-07-2013 06:50 AM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday sought a report from the central and Jammu and Kashmir governments over the firing by paramilitary forces in Ramban district July 18 which left four dead and 42 injured. "We have issued notices to the union Home Secretary and Director...
  • NHRC asks UP to explain official's remarks 04-06-2013 10:31 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday asked Uttar Pradesh government to explain allegedly "insensitive" remarks by an official over the suicide by four members of a family. Asked the reason over the deaths, the then home secretary replied that birth was the reason behind death and loudly...
  • NHRC issues notice to Kerala govt over malnutrition deaths 28-05-2013 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Kerala government over alleged deaths of several infants due to malnutrition in Attappadi area of the state. The rights panel has given six weeks time to the state government to submit a report in this regard. According...
  • NHRC issues notice to IP University for exam goof up 25-05-2013 05:38 AM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to Delhi's Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University for an anomaly in its admission exams in which aspirants were allotted an examination centre which had been shut for the past 10 years. "Seventy aspirants to the engineering programme of...
  • NHRC seeks report on selling of baby in Ludhiana through Facebook 29-04-2013 03:11 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday sought reports from the Union Women and Child Ministry and police commissioners of Ludhiana and Delhi in connection with reports of a baby being sold thrice through a deal struck on 'Facebook'. The Commission, which took suo motu action on...
  • Lucknow Police allegedly gave 5-yr-old electric shocks 10-04-2013 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly "torturing" a five-year-old boy by subjecting him to electric shocks. "The NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that in an alleged case of theft, a five-year-old boy...
  • NHRC inquires into 'bonded labourers' from Chhattisgarh 10-04-2013 02:47 AM

    Raipur: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday took cognizance of a complaint that more than 42 people, including minors, from Chhattisgarh are working as bonded labourers at brick kilns in Jammu and Kashmir. The commission has asked its director general (investigation) to depute a team for an "on-the-spot inquiry...
  • Four crore Indians have mental illness: Study 11-10-2011 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: Startling facts coming to light during Mental Health awareness week. A new study says that almost four crore Indians suffer from mental illnesses and there's an extreme shortage of psychiatrists. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, the number of suicides in India could be reduced by...
  • Bhatta Parsaul: NHRC yet to get UP govt's reply 25-09-2011 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government has failed to respond within the deadline set by the National Human Rights Commission on the Bhatta-Parsaul violence, thus delaying finalisation of the rights body's report on the issue. According to NHRC officials, the deadline ended over a month ago and the Commission will...
  • NHRC notice to UP chief secy on scribe's arrest 28-06-2011 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary and Director General of Police regarding the arrest of a senior journalist who reported about the death of deputy CMO Y S Sachan. Issuing notices, the NHRC asked the Chief Secretary and DGP...
  • NHRC notice to TN govt on Dalit boy abuse case 17-06-2011 10:05 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has asked the Tamil Nadu government to submit a report within four weeks on the alleged thrashing of a Dalit boy for fetching water from a public tap. It has also asked the government what steps are being taken to prevent "such acts...
  • 'Girl, found hanging in station, not murdered' 12-06-2011 09:13 PM

    Lakhimpur: The family of the 14-year-old teenage girl who was found hanging from a tree inside the premises of Nighasan Police Station in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh, is shattered. They allege that she was raped by several policemen and murdered after she strayed into the Police Station premises while tending to...
  • Ramlila crackdown: NHRC issues notice to Centre 06-06-2011 04:54 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notices to the Central and Delhi governments seeking reports within two weeks on the midnight crackdown on Baba Ramdev's supporters at Ramilila ground in New Delhi. According to the rights panel, it has issued notices to the Union Home Secretary,...
  • UN examines charges against Balakrishnan 23-05-2011 10:49 AM

    Geneva: The accreditation of India's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to come up for renewal before the United Nations (UN) on Monday. The UN meeting in being held in Geneva to look at functioning of human rights commissions across the world. The UN will also examine the corruption charges made...