Human Rights

US blacklists Pakistan's 'encounter specialist' police officer for human rights violations

Accused of extrajudicial killings, Rao Anwar Ahmed Khan served as senior superintendent of police in the Malir District of Karachi in the Sindh province.

published on : 11th December 2019

DSS conference on violence against Dalit women, children 

She also opined that there is a need for introducing stronger laws to ensure justice and safety for the vulnerable sections of the society. 

published on : 11th December 2019

Activists say NHRC urgently needs to protect human rights defenders 

Activists appealed to the commission to proactively intervene in cases where the works of Dalit and Adivasi organisations were being obstructed.

published on : 11th December 2019

Bigger role for women in politics a step forward: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

The country’s freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi was based on the principles of non-violence, he said and added that it was as much a struggle for Independence as for human rights.

published on : 11th December 2019

US tightens sanctions on Myanmar army chief over genocide against Rohingyas

Myanmar's military is accused of leading a brutal campaign in 2017 in Rakhine state against the Rohingya, a mostly Muslim minority whom the Buddhist-dominated nation does not consider citizens.

published on : 11th December 2019

Hyderabad vet rape case: NHRC interviews cops, revenue officials on encounter

The NHRC team collected details from the police regarding the number of personnel who took part in the encounter and the weapons used by them.

published on : 10th December 2019

Rights panel seeks report on Keonjhar custodial death

The petitioner requested the NHRC to investigate the case impartially and take legal action against the culprits and pay compensation to the family members of the deceased.

published on : 10th December 2019

China claims everyone in Xinjiang camps has 'graduated' even as future of Uighurs remain uncertain

But Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities from the region say their family members continue to be arbitrarily detained in camps and prisons.

published on : 9th December 2019

Irked with NHRC, Disha's neighbours vent fury

They also sought to know why the NHRC team arrived now and not when Disha was murdered.

published on : 9th December 2019

Sarkeguda 'fake' encounter: Tribals, activists protest against police for not lodging FIR

Around 60 tribals, mostly women, and the rights activists Himanshu Kumar, Soni Sori and others approached Basaguda police thana for getting the case registered.

published on : 7th December 2019

Hyderabad rape-accused killing: NHRC team reaches city, to visit 'encounter' spot, examine bodies

They are likely to question police officials in connection with the case as a part of the preliminary inquiry into the incident. 

published on : 7th December 2019

National Human Rights Commission team in Hyderabad, to examine bodies on Saturday

Post the killings, a team from Gandhi hospital did a preliminary post-mortem examination at the spot of the encounter.

published on : 7th December 2019

NHRC takes cognisance of Hyderabad encounter, orders probe 

The apex human rights body said the encounter early morning on Friday is a matter of concern.

published on : 6th December 2019

Telangana to get its own State Human Rights Commission

Ironically, though the State managed to get its own commission after five years of bifurcation, it continues to be headless, with no appointments made to the post of chairperson.

published on : 5th December 2019

US enacts Uighur bill against crackdown on Xinjiang Muslims, draws Beijing's ire

The Uighur Human Rights Policy Act denounces the detention of an estimated 1 million Uighurs, Kazakhs and others in China’s far west Xinjiang region.

published on : 4th December 2019
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