human rights

It’s these 197 Dalits’ last fight for their 'panchami' lands

Of the 35 acres of panchami land that has been built upon for various purposes, hardly a square foot belongs to a Dalit presently.

published on : 16th September 2019

NHRC agrees to consider reopening 2018 Sterlite firing case

The probe on the shooting that led to death of at least 13 civilians in Thoothukudi was closed by the commission earlier without disclosing the findings.

published on : 13th September 2019

'UN observers should visit Pakistan first': MQM leader calls out Islamabad's human rights record

MQM founder's remarks come as Pakistan accused India of committing genocide during the ongoing session of the UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) in Geneva on Tuesday. 

published on : 11th September 2019

WATCH | Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi mentions Jammu and Kashmir as 'Indian state'

Till date, Pakistan, in all its official communication, has been referring to Jammu and Kashmir as 'Indian Administered Kashmir'.

published on : 10th September 2019

Pakistan asks UNHRC to launch international investigation into situation in Kashmir

Addressing the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council here, Foreign Minister Qureshi said the top UN rights body should not be embarrassed on the world stage by its inaction over the issue.

published on : 10th September 2019

Kashmiris allege beatings, abuse in raids by soldiers, Army refutes charge

For years, there have been accusations from Kashmir residents and international human rights groups that Indian troops have carried out systematic abuse and unjustified arrests.

published on : 10th September 2019

While Pakistan accuses India of 'rights violation' in Kashmir, its own NCHR remains dysfunctional

The four-year tenure of the chairman and six of the seven members of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) expired on May 30, the Dawn newspaper said in a report.

published on : 9th September 2019

UN Human Rights chief asks India to ease current lockdowns in Kashmir 

Michelle Bachelet expressed her concern over the recent actions by the Indian government on the human rights of Kashmiris, including restrictions on internet communications and peaceful assembly.

published on : 9th September 2019

India, Pakistan to fight it out on Jammu and Kashmir at UNHRC

India will highlight how cross-border terrorism sponsored and nurtured by Pakistan has caused bloodshed and hampered development in Jammu and Kashmir.

published on : 9th September 2019

Rajasthan rights panel deems live-in relationships against honour of women, seeks law to stop it

The matter was being considered by the Commission under the Protection of Human Rights Act as it had received numerous suggestions from common people.

published on : 6th September 2019

National Human Rights Commission seeks report from Odisha Chief Secretary on tribals’ plight

In July, the TNIE had highlighted the problems faced by the tribals who dig pits on the sandy bed of streams to collect water for their survival.

published on : 6th September 2019

Justice Bimal Prasad Das takes charge as Odisha Human Rights Commission chief

As there are around 10,000 cases pending with the OHRC, Justice Das said efforts are on for their quick disposal. OHRC now has three members including the Chairperson.

published on : 5th September 2019

NHRC notice to Madhya Pradesh government over 'botched up' cataract surgeries in Indore hospital

The Commission has issued a notice to the chief secretary of the Madhya Pradesh government seeking a detailed report in four weeks.

published on : 29th August 2019

Besides Rahul Gandhi, Pakistan's letter to UN mentions Manohar Lal Khattar, UP BJP MLA too

Khattar had courted controversy with his remarks that "some people are now saying that as Kashmir is open, brides will be brought from there". 

published on : 29th August 2019

NHRC notice to Yogi Adityanath government over children being served rotis and salt in mid-day meal

The commission has sought the details over the status of the mid-day meal (MDM) scheme across the state in government and government-aided primary schools. 

published on : 28th August 2019
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