Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicNational Human Rights Commission

Topic: National Human Rights Commission

Wrong to generalise that human rights violated in North East due to AFSPA: NHRC chairperson

Speaking on police encounters that have taken place in Assam since May this year, NHRC chief Justice Arun Mishra said there is no place for 'fake encounters' in civilised society.

CBI seeks details of murder, rape cases reported during post-poll violence from Bengal DGP

The agency sought the details in line with a Calcutta High Court order that directed CBI to take over cases related to murder, rape and atrocities against women during the violence.

NHRC constitutes committee to look into complaints of post-poll violence in West Bengal

Calcutta High Court also dismissed West Bengal government's plea for recalling its order that directed NHRC to examine violence that erupted after state assembly elections in May.

28 states, UTs fail to inform SC about steps taken for migrants under social welfare schemes

While Maharashtra filed an affidavit, it failed to give all details asked by the SC. The court has now given three months to all states to file fresh affidavits.

NHRC chief HL Dattu will quit office this year. With him, the rights body must wind up too

NHRC has selectively issued notices, carefully kept Modi government out of its glare, and left the poor to be tortured by the apathy of the administration.

NHRC asks Telangana govt to submit a report on deaths of 10 MGNREGA workers

Women working under the MGNREGA scheme were buried alive & another was injured when a mound of mud fell on them in Narayanpet district Wednesday. 

Why 13 crore Indians are celebrating their ‘independence day’ today

Belonging to the Nomadic and Denotified Tribes, these Indians were considered born criminals under the Criminal Tribes Act, 1871 up until this day in 1952.

NHRC takes suo motu cognisance of Alwar lynching, sends notice to Rajasthan govt

Commission observes that news reports of police delaying treatment to the victim raise serious human rights issues. 

Talk Point: Does CM Yogi Adityanath’s statement on encounter killings reveal UP government’s official position?

A response by experts to U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath's controversial remarks that criminals would "either be sent to jail or killed in police encounters."

Encounters are not the way to punish criminals in a democracy

Every person whether he is a criminal or not has a right to be heard, therefore I won’t approve the idea of encountering, that is killing in a fake encounter.

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.