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  • HC seeks report from Delhi government on toilets catering to shelter homes Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday took note of non-functional 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 Yesterday

    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 two-member 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 19, 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 fire-blast, 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 non-payment of bill. According to an NHRC statement, it...
  • Delhi gets NHRC notice over irregularities in mid-day meals June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of alleged irregularities in the mid-day 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...
  • Midnight raid: NHRC tells police to take action against Somnath Bharti March 31, 2014

    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 March 5, 2014

    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 a...
  • NHRC issues notice to Chhattisgarh over assault on woman February 26, 2014

    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 taken suo...
  • Pay compensation who died in encounter with Assam Rifles, NHRC to Home Ministry February 13, 2014

    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 the...
  • 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...
  • NHRC issues notice to Kejriwal government over deaths of homeless January 22, 2014

    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 within...
  • NHRC seeks report from Delhi government on deaths near a shelter home January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has called for reports from the Delhi government on the death of two homeless persons near a shelter home in East Delhi. The NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that two homeless persons were found dead at a distance...
  • NHRC issues notice on destitutes to Delhi government January 3, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • Most fake encounters are by police, not army: NHRC November 19, 2013

    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 encounter...
  • SC orders NHRC probe into police brutality against AAP protestors November 19, 2013

    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 November 19, 2013

    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 police...
  • Manipur: Almost all encounters in the state are fake, says NHRC November 13, 2013

    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 the...
  • 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...
  • Plea for removal of NHRC chief Balakrishnan a serious issue, says SC October 17, 2013

    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 Chauhan...