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  • NHRC issues notice to UP Police 13 hours 12 minutes ago

    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...
  • Anees Jillani: Talks about the growing intolerance of the people 2 days ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, human rights activist Anees Jillani talked about the unfortunate death of the three people in Pakistan over posting of a blasphemous picture on Facebook. He said that it was high time the government would do something towards the growing intolerance of the people. ...
  • India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza July 24, 2014

    Geneva: India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted resolution on "Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied...
  • BHRC orders Rs 25,000 compensation to police atrocity victim July 22, 2014

    The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Tuesday directed the state Home Department to pay Rs 25,000 compensation to the owner of a puncture repair shop, who was illegally confined and assaulted by a Station House Officer (SHO) for demanding repair charges. The incident occurred on November 18, 2013, when Vivek...
  • 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...
  • Discussion on euthanasia extremely essential, says Veerappa Moily July 17, 2014

    The debate on passive euthanasia has been reignited after the Supreme Court issued a notice to all states on a plea for legalising euthanasia. The petition, filed by NGO Common Cause, says a person declared medically vegetative should be allowed to sign away his right to live by withdrawing artificial...
  • Bollywood-style music video on gay rights is UN's most watched videos July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bollywood-style music video on gay rights featuring Indian actress Celina Jaitly has got over one million views online and become one of the United Nations' most watched videos ever. The video was launched by the U.N. in April as part of a global fight against homophobia. Charles Radcliff of...
  • SC seeks opinion from states, UTs on legalising euthanasia July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to all states and Union territories on the concept of living will or euthanasia. The notice comes in reply to a plea filed by an NGO which allows every person to sign away his right to live and die with dignity...
  • New Israeli air strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics July 16, 2014

    Gaza city: New Israeli air strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 203. A strike on a house in the southern city of Rafah killed two men, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said and a...
  • Akhilesh Yadav gets luxury cars, but cuts budget for women's panel July 15, 2014

    As women's safety continues to be a cause for concern in Uttar Pradesh, here's a shocker: An activist has found that the Akhilesh Yadav government has drastically downsized the budget of the state women's commission but has the money for two seven-seater Mercedes cars and two similar Land Cruisers. A Right...
  • 'Cloud Atlas' author David Mitchell is writing his next book on Twitter, telling the story of 'The Right Sort' through 280 tweets July 15, 2014

    Author David Mitchell whose acclaimed novel 'Cloud Atlas' was adapted by Hollywood is writing his next book on Twitter. The short book titled 'The Right Sort' will be told through 280 tweets. He started tweeting on Monday and plans to continue every day. ...
  • Watch: Ambulance driver shows in shocking video why in India if you get a heart attack, you are likely to die on way to hospital July 14, 2014

    Don't be the guy who parks in front of an ambulance. Or honks impatiently. Or blocks its path in traffic. All over the world, ambulances get the 'right of way', which means any car ahead of or behind it lets it pass from the right or completely stops. This video, published...
  • Supreme Court to decide the legality of Shariat courts July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver verdict on the legality of the Shariat courts and the fatwas issued by them on Monday. The highest court of the land was moved by a petition filed by a Delhi-based advocate challenging Shariat courts as parallel organisations delivering judgements. The petitioner...
  • Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years: Relatives July 7, 2014

    Dubai: A Saudi court on Monday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty as a prisoner of conscience, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter. The tweet said that Waleed Abulkhair, who has had many run-ins with the authorities over his activism and...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • Ukraine claims rebels flushed from main stronghold July 5, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine's interior minister said on Saturday that most pro-Russian rebels and their top commander had fled their main eastern stronghold in what would be Kiev's biggest success of the nearly three-month campaign. "This morning, intelligence reported that Girkin (Igor Strelkov) and a substantial part of the rebels had fled...
  • Fraud, sex, post-it art among links removed by Google in Europe July 4, 2014

    Brussels: Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The US internet giant said on Thursday it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results. The US firm must comply with a...
  • Bihar minister Ramai Ram lands in trouble July 2, 2014

    Bihar minister Ramai Ram has landed in trouble with the state Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issuing him notice and directing him to submit reply on a complaint of ignoring treatment to his domestic help. State Human Rights member Mandhata Singh while hearing the complaint of Aranya Devi, directed the minister...
  • Singapore gay rights rally to kick off despite opposition June 28, 2014

    Singapore: A gay rights rally was set to kick off in Singapore on Saturday, with organisers expecting tens of thousands of people to celebrate sexual diversity in the city-state despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives. The annual Pink Dot gathering will be held from around 0900 GMT at a downtown park...
  • Google starts 'forgetting' things in Europe June 27, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday said that it is "forgetting" things in Europe to comply with a legal ruling granting people the power to have certain information about them removed from searches. "This week, we're starting to take action on the removal requests that we've received," Google said in an email...
  • Consequences if India fails to act on IPR, warns US lawmaker June 27, 2014

    Washington: A top US lawmaker warned India of "consequences" on its continued violation of intellectual property rights (IPRs) hoping the new government will address America's concerns regarding its policies that undermine IPRs. In his June 25 letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, Senator Orrin Hatch said, "I...
  • 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...
  • Maharashtra: Women can use father's name, children can use mother's name in documents June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Women in Maharashtra will now have the option of using either the father's name or the husband's name in all the official documents, while the children will be able to use the mother's name. "Children can use either their mother's or father's name," a Government Resolution issued by the...
  • Kerala HC directs government to furnish details of probe in children case June 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to furnish by July two the details of investigation conducted by police so far in the case relating to bringing of over 500 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal meant for orphanages in the state. Observing that it...
  • Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters: HRW June 23, 2014

    Beirut: Human Rights Watch today urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes". The New York-based rights watchdog accused rebels of using "children as young as 15 to fight in battles" as they try to...
  • UN rights chief calls time on caste-based sex attacks June 18, 2014

    Geneva: UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged India to ensure that perpetrators of caste-based sexual attacks do not escape justice. "Women from stigmatised castes suffer the double assault of caste-based and gender-based discrimination," Pillay said on the sidelines of a session of the UN Human Rights Council....
  • Iraq crisis: ISIS hits back with chilling images of cold-blooded killings June 17, 2014

    Over the past couple of days, ISIS has had major success, holding to vast amounts of Iraq while the Iraqi government seems to be at a loss on how to add the situation. The question many are asking is how was the ISIS have sprung up with such brutality with...
  • US Sikh group opposes immunity to Manmohan Singh June 17, 2014

    Washington: US based rights group "Sikhs for Justice" has challenged US government's suggestion to a Washington court to grant immunity to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case. The US Department of Justice in a May 2 submission asked the Washington federal court "to recognize Prime...
  • 12 states have implemented Right to Food Act: Ramvilas Paswan June 15, 2014

    Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Sunday said only five states have fully implemented Food Security Act and seven others have done so partially so far. Till date, only 12 states have implemented the Food Security Act with the states like Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Punjab doing so fully as per...
  • 12 states have implemented Right to Food Act: Paswan June 15, 2014

    Patna: Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Sunday said only five states have fully implemented Food Security Act and seven others have done so partially so far. Till date, only 12 states have implemented the Food Security Act with the states like Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Punjab doing so fully...