Human Rights

CJI Chandrachud says citizenry has vital role to play in protection of human rights

The CJI said there is a more dialogic role that is being played by courts which emerges during the course of dialogues with the court.

published on : 8th June 2023

NHRC serves notice on Andhra Pradesh government over lack of a school in tribal hamlet

Panel asks Chief Secy to file a detailed report even as tribals allege no schools in hamlets 

published on : 3rd June 2023

NHRC notice to Delhi govt, cops over mishap

According to the police, the 42-year-old man died after his car fell off the under-construction flyover in east Delhi’s Barapullah-Noida Link Road area on May 26.

published on : 1st June 2023

'We want to be free': Filipinos demand right to divorce

The Philippines is the only place outside the Vatican where divorce is outlawed. Pro-divorce advocates argue the ban makes it harder for couples to cut ties and remarry, and escape violent spouses.

published on : 31st May 2023

Human Rights DSP appears before CJM over false case against anti-Sterlite activists

Earlier on March 28, Thoothukudi Chief Judicial Magistrate R Selvakumar issued an arrest warrant against the suspended police officer for not appearing before the court for five hearings.

published on : 31st May 2023

Kerala government sanctions Rs 90 crore to develop Peroorkada Mental Health Centre

If everything goes to plan, the project will take off within six months, said official sources. TNIE had done a slew of stories exposing the human rights violations taking place at the hospital.

published on : 26th April 2023

Kerala varsity right in denying latecomer nod to write exam: Human Rights Commission

The principal informed the commission that the complainant was staying in the college hostel and arrived for the examination 30 minutes after its commencement. 

published on : 12th April 2023

Rights group: China sentences 2 lawyers on ‘farcical’ charge

The rights group said Xu Zhiyong, 50, was sentenced to 14 years and Ding Jiaxi, 55, was given 12 years in prison under the vague charge of “subversion of state power.”

published on : 10th April 2023

Rights panel takes suo motu case on ‘torture’ by ASP

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) initiated a suo-motu case on the custodial torture by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Balveer Singh on Tuesday.

published on : 29th March 2023

UN decries torture, killing of Ukrainian and Russian POWs

Matilda Bogner, head of the UN monitoring mission laid out abuses allegedly committed by both sides but noted that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was at the root of the violence against civilians, POWs

published on : 24th March 2023

TDP spokesperson Pattabhi pens letter to NHRC, seeks action on cops for torturing him & family

The TDP leader and his family met Rajiv Jain, a member of the NHRC, and handed over the letter.

published on : 16th March 2023

2,400 Afghan asylum seekers 'locked up' in UAE, says HRW

One Afghan asylum seeker interviewed by HRW said: "The camp is exactly like a prison."

published on : 15th March 2023

Keeping tradition in mind, redefine secularism in Indian terms

British coins feature the queen’s likeness and letters in Latin that stand for ‘By the Grace of God, King and Defender of the Faith’. 

published on : 5th March 2023

National Human Rights Commission seeks report on young cricketer’s death in Odisha

The apex human rights panel has asked the authorities to submit the report within four weeks following a petition by human rights defender and lawyer Radhakanta Tripathy.

published on : 29th January 2023

Eswatini: Hundreds pay tribute to slain rights activist

The UN representative George Wachira said Maseko's killing was a "loss not only to Eswatini but to the world and humanity."

published on : 28th January 2023

NHRC directs Odisha government to look into women healthcare

In Mayurbhanj and Koraput districts 23 and 18 posts of gynaecologists are lying vacant respectively.

published on : 26th January 2023

Vijayawada man complains to NHRC against TDP chief

He approached the NHRC on December 29 seeking action against those responsible for the death of eight people in the stampede.  

published on : 18th January 2023

Shelve four hydroelectric projects: Human Rights Forum to Andhra government

In fact, the PESA stipulates that no project in the Scheduled areas can even be conceived without the prior consent of local Adivasi Grama Sabhas.

published on : 18th January 2023

Odisha Human Rights Commission asks govt to pay Rs 5 lakh to kin of mishap victim

The OHRC has directed the additional chief secretary of the Home department to take steps for the payment of the compensation to the parents of the victim within two months.

published on : 6th January 2023

From Afghanistan to Iran, women's rights under 'systematic' attack: UN rights chief

Turk said it was deeply worrying that nearly 75 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, efforts to strip rights from women and girls were swelling.

published on : 5th January 2023
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