Articles about National Human Rights Commission
12 Oct 2021
PM Modi slams 'selective interpretation' of human rights
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today apparently slammed Opposition leaders for selectively interpreting human rights to suit their political motives.
30 Sep 2021
15-year-old dies by suicide after being jailed 'as an adult'
The NHRC has sought a report from Etah district police in Uttar Pradesh into a recent incident of a minor boy's death by suicide after he was "sent to a jail as an adult" on charges of drug possession, officials said on Thursday.
30 Jul 2021
NHRC opens entries for seventh annual short films competition
The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday said it has opened entries for its annual thematic short films competition.
27 May 2020
'Paatal Lok' season 2 is quite possible, says Anushka Sharma
Paatal Lok is a smash hit.
25 May 2020
'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma
Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma-produced web series Paatal Lok continues to spark controversies.
18 Dec 2019
Hyderabad rape convicts confessed to 9 similar crimes: Police
In a shocking development in the gang-rape and murder of a 26-year-old Hyderabad veterinarian, Dr. Disha (name changed), last month, the police have claimed that two of the four accused had confessed to being involved in nine similar crimes.
12 Dec 2019
Supreme Court orders judicial probe into Hyderabad encounter
The Supreme Court has ordered that the encounter of four men, accused of raping and killing a 26-year-old veterinary doctor on the outskirts of Hyderabad this month, will be probed independently.
08 Dec 2019
Telangana Minister credits CM for encounter; threatens more extra-judicial killings
Two days after the four men accused of raping and murdering a 26-year-old veterinary doctor in Telangana were encountered, a state Minister has credited the Chief Minister for "instant justice."
06 Dec 2019
Hyderabad encounter: Law did its duty, says Commissioner on criticism
Hours after the four accused in the Hyderabad veterinarian's rape and murder were killed in an encounter, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said the law has done its duty.
24 Jun 2019
SC issues notice to Nitish Kumar's government over encephalitis deaths
While India focuses on becoming a superpower, its children are dying because governments didn't care to raise awareness about a deadly disease.
29 Mar 2019
Meet the IPS-officer, who solved #NirbhayaCase; real-life inspiration for #NetflixDelhiCrime
Netflix recently released Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta's Delhi Crime, a seven-episode web-series on the 2012 Delhi gangrape or Nirbhaya case from Delhi Police's perspective.
09 Feb 2019
NHRC issues notice to Delhi Police over Nangloi murder case
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent a notice to the Delhi Police chief yesterday in connection with the murder of a woman by a man in Nangloi on February 6 despite her earlier complaining to the police about being harassed by him.
31 Oct 2018
1987 Hashimpura massacre: Delhi HC sentences 16 ex-cops to life-imprisonment
The Delhi High Court today sentenced 16 ex-policemen to life imprisonment in connection with the 1987 Hashimpura (Uttar Pradesh) massacre case, where they had killed 42 people of a minority community.
30 Sep 2018
Society needs to understand importance of human rights: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on the importance of human rights and inculcating them into practice, saying it is the very basis of his government's 'Sab ka saath, sab ka vikas' principle.
14 Sep 2018
ISRO spy scandal: SC awards Rs. 50L compensation to scientist
On Friday, the Supreme Court announced its judgement on a plea by former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan to prosecute Kerala police officers who had falsely framed him in the ISRO espionage scandal.
12 Aug 2018
Report any untoward incident to us: Delhi govt to schools
Delhi government has directed all schools in Delhi to immediately report to it about any untoward incident such as accident, violence, molestation or protest before it reaches the media so that quick action can be taken and also there is no "embarrassment" to the education department.
08 Jul 2018
Story of 25 years of NHRC, now told through documentary
In a first, the story of 25 eventful years of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will be told in a documentary that seeks to educate and enlighten people about an institution that served as a "watchdog of democracy".
02 Jul 2018
SC seeks response from Uttar Pradesh government on 'fake encounters'
The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea alleging that several fake encounters have taken place in the state in recent past.
13 Apr 2018
Casting-couch: MAA gives in, withdraws the ban on Sri Reddy
After the National Human Rights Commission slapped notices on the Telangana government and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry regarding the practice of casting couch in Tollywood, the Movie Artists Association (MAA) has lifted the ban on Sri Reddy.
10 Apr 2018
UP custodial death: NHRC sends notice to govt, police chief
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the state police chief seeking a detailed report on the death of the father of an alleged gangrape victim in judicial custody in Unnao district.
25 Mar 2018
'AIIMS Bhubaneswar not equipped to care for conjoined twins'
The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has issued a notice to the Union health secretary and director of AIIMS-Delhi over a petition that seeks to prevent the shifting of the conjoined twins from Odisha, who were separated after a surgery, from the institute to its Bhubaneswar branch.
10 Mar 2018
Bengaluru: NHRC issues notice to jail authorities over convict's suicide
Taking suo motu cognizance of a convict's alleged suicide inside Bengaluru's Parapana Agrahara Central Prison last month, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to Karnataka IG (Prisons) seeking a detailed report on the incident within six weeks.
03 Mar 2018
Madurai: Criminals gunned down in encounter; SP denies "fake-encounter" charge
A day after two history-sheeters were shot dead in an "encounter" in Tamil Nadu's Madurai, a top police official rejected the charge that they were killed after being arrested.
04 Feb 2018
UP Police suspend four personnel over Noida shooting
The Uttar Pradesh Police has suspended four personnel after a trainee sub-inspector opened fire on two civilians in Noida's Sector 122 on Saturday night.
03 Feb 2018
15 police encounters in two days in Yogi's UP
As many as 24 criminals were arrested and one gangster was killed in 15 police encounters across 10 districts in Uttar Pradesh.
19 Jan 2018
The curious case of scientist Nambi Narayanan and ISRO espionage
It has taken ex-ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan over two decades to come out with his story.
11 Jan 2018
Yogi's 'Dabangg' UP: 921 encounters, 33 deaths in 10 months
After Yogi's ascent as CM, UP police officials have become truly "Dabangg." They might as well give Chulbul Pandey a run for his money.
27 Sep 2017
BHU chief proctor takes moral responsibility, resigns over violence
BHU's Chief Proctor ON Singh has resigned after taking moral responsibility for the violence on the university campus following the alleged molestation of a student.
26 Sep 2017
BHU could have avoided the controversy, says probe report
On September 26, an investigation by Varanasi Commissioner Nitin Gokarn into the unrest at BHU held the university administration responsible for the violence.
23 Sep 2017
No terror links, treat us like other refugees: Rohingyas
As the Centre takes a firm stand for the deportation of thousands of Rohingyas from the country, the latter, believed to be world's most persecuted minority, have refuted any terror links.
16 Sep 2017
NHRC to oppose government's decision to deport Rohingyas at SC
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it would oppose the Centre's plans to deport an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living illegally in India.
14 Sep 2017
After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship
The Centre may grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees from erstwhile Pakistan (now Bangladesh), who arrived to India almost five decades back and are settled in Arunachal Pradesh.
30 Jun 2017
Byculla riots: Behind Indrani Mukerjea's 'protesting', a horrific truth
Indrani Mukerjea shot to notoriety in 2015. A woman, married to her third husband, had murdered her daughter from her first husband, because she was dating her present step-son. What!
04 Jun 2017
Railways to compensate man with Rs. 75,000 for inconvenience
In a complaint pertaining to 2013, the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) awarded Rs. 75,000 to Delhi-based Vijay Kumar, who suffered inconvenience on his train journey.
30 Mar 2017
Media briefing policy: Supreme Court tasks Centre with preparing guidelines
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled, "the government should finalize the draft media guidelines to protect the rights of both the accused as well as the victims of crime".
22 Feb 2017
ISRO scientist's final attempt at justice
Former ISRO scientist SN Narayanan was wrongfully accused of being involved in a sex-spy scandal in the mid-90s.
09 Jan 2017
Rapes in Bijapur by policemen; NHRC steps in
According to National Human Rights Commission report released on January 7, 2016, 16 women were prima facie victims of rape and sexual assault at hands of policemen in Bijapur district.
22 Dec 2016
Love it, crib about it but can't ignore Delhi!
Among the many things Delhi is known for, one is its ability to shock and surprise people.
10 Dec 2016
MP CM gifts late Bhopal jail employee's daughter a job
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the wedding of late Bhopal jail employee Ramashankar Yadav's daughter.
10 Dec 2016
Celebrating Human Rights Day in India
Today, Human Rights Day is being celebrated across the world.