NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

  • Government promises more funds to states for prison reforms: Rajnath Singh November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday promised to provide more funds to all states for modernisation of prisons as condition of most of the jails in the country are "miserable". Addressing a seminar on prison reforms, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said all recommendations on prison reforms made...
  • 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 Notice to MP Govt Over Atrocity Against Dalit Groom June 25, 2014

    National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Madhya Pradesh Government, seeking a report on alleged atrocity against a Dalit bridegroom for riding a horse during his wedding procession by some upper caste people in the state. The Commission issued a notice to the state Principal Secretary and sought...
  • Delhi government pays Rs 3.5 lakh each to families of labourers May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: On the directions of National Human Rights Commission, Delhi Government has paid Rs 3.5 lakh each to the families of two men, who were killed while cleaning a sewer in Rohini area of the national capital in June, 2012. According to an NHRC statement released on Tuesday, in response...
  • 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...
  • NHRC issues notice to government, police over boycott of two tribal families May 3, 2014

    National Human Rights Commission on Friday 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 Friday, notices in this regard were issued to the Chief Secretary and...
  • NHRC notice to UP government over minor girl's death March 4, 2014

    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. The media...
  • Tihar Jail inmates go on hunger strike over new rule on meeting kin February 13, 2014

    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 Jail...
  • NHRC issues notices to Ranchi DM, SSP over death of student February 11, 2014

    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 Superintendent...
  • JD(U) minister Shyam Rajak highlights plight of dalits in Gujarat January 29, 2014

    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 speaks...
  • NHRC seeks report from UP govt on child deaths in relief camps December 26, 2013

    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 was...
  • Undertrial of Dasna Jail branded on his waist with a hot iron rod December 12, 2013

    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 lawyer...
  • NHRC takes on Bihar Police for thrashing a mentally challenged man November 1, 2013

    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 Railway...
  • Relief camps in riothit UP districts in appalling condition: NHRC October 22, 2013

    A National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team described as appalling the conditions in relief camps in riothit 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 on...
  • Delhi: Man gets life term for raping, forcing niece into prostitution September 22, 2013

    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 for...
  • NHRC issues notice over Odisha electrocution death August 31, 2013

    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 districts...
  • UP govt gets NHRC notice on compensation to gangrape victim August 27, 2013

    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 paid...
  • Shillong: Man allegedly tortured, forced to eat dog's excreta August 3, 2013

    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. 47yearold Halorsing Kharumnuid suffered the brutality before he was let off with warnings two days ago, East...
  • Ramban firing: NHRC issues notice to Centre, J&K July 26, 2013

    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 General...
  • NHRC asks UP to explain official's remarks June 4, 2013

    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 May 28, 2013

    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 May 25, 2013

    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 the...
  • NHRC seeks report on selling of baby in Ludhiana through Facebook April 29, 2013

    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 5yrold electric shocks April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly "torturing" a fiveyearold 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 fiveyearold boy...
  • NHRC inquires into 'bonded labourers' from Chhattisgarh April 10, 2013

    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 "onthespot inquiry and...
  • UNHRC to vote on Sri Lanka resolution today March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The UPA-II regime continues to be on life support as it is now completely dependent on outside support after the DMK pulled out and the all-party meet on Wednesday failed to reach a consensus. While the UPA-II's fate hangs in balance, all eyes are on the UN Human...
  • Manipur: NHRC seeks reports on journalist killing January 12, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an independent investigation report from the authorities on the alleged killing of a journalist by police firing in Manipur in December, an activist said here Saturday. The NHRC has also directed the Manipur director general of police, district magistrate and Imphal...
  • Rs 4 lakhs compensation for man who was pushed from train January 11, 2013

    Cuttack: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Railways to pay Rs four lakh as compensation to a youth who had been pushed from a running train by a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) in August 2009. The youth, Benudhar Bhoi of Odisha's Sambalpur district, lost his right leg...
  • Oppn furore over NHRC post for exCBI chief December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The UPA government may find itself in yet another controversy, this time over its decision to appoint exCBI director AP Singh as a member of the National Human Rights Commission. CNNIBN has learnt that the BJP is likely to oppose the move to appoint Singh in another capacity...
  • KFA employee's wife's suicide: Jail Mallya, says Sharad Yadav October 8, 2012

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday admitted a plea against Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya. The plea urges the rights panel to initiate a case against him in the death of a Kingfisher employee's wife. Kingfisher store manager Manas Chakravarti's wife in her suicide note mentioned that she couldn't take...