Wednesday, 5 October, 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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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.