National Human Rights Commission: News

06 Jun 2024

Human Trafficking

NHRC issues notice to 4 states over 'Nata pratha' practice

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat in response to a 2020 case involving the controversial social practice of Nata Pratha.

14 Apr 2024

Mamata Banerjee

Fresh tension in Sandeshkhali: TMC workers' shops set on fire 

The Sandeshkhali region of West Bengal witnessed renewed tension on Sunday after several shops were set on fire, according to Times Now.

28 Oct 2023


NHRC recommends tweaks in POCSO against online child sexual abuse

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reportedly recommended modifications to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, to protect children.

'Media trials unfair,' says SC, directs Centre to frame guidelines

The Supreme Court on Wednesday termed the alleged "media trials" of different cases "unfair" and directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to frame guidelines for the police to follow during press briefings, Live Law reported.

26 Jul 2023


Stop violence, show action taken report: NHRC tells Manipur government

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday asked the Manipur government to put an end to violence and human rights violations in the state.

23 Jun 2023


Check inmates' mental health to curb in-prison suicides: NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued an advisory to the Centre, states, and union territories over instances of suicide in prisons, reported PTI.

03 Jan 2023


Odisha: Third Russian found dead in less than two weeks

A Russian national was found dead on a ship anchored at Paradip Port in Jagatsinghpur, Odisha, on Tuesday, Hindustan Times reported, citing officials.

27 Aug 2022


Girls, forced to remove undergarments, allowed to retake NEET exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to reconduct the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) exam for female candidates, who were allegedly asked to remove their underwear during frisking before sitting in the exam, as per India Today.

21 Aug 2022


Bilkis Bano case: NHRC to discuss convicts' release on Monday

A weak after the release of 11 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to bring up the subject for "discussion" on Monday, The Sunday Express reported.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Who is Bilkis Bano, Gujarat riots survivor

Eleven men sentenced to life for the brutal gang-rape of Bilkis Bano in the wake of the 2002 Gujarat riots were released from jail on Monday.

Supreme Court recognizes sex work as a profession

The Supreme Court ruled in a landmark decision that prostitution is a profession and that sex workers are entitled to dignity and equal protection under the law.

12 Oct 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

25 May 2020

Uttar Pradesh

'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma-produced web series Paatal Lok continues to spark controversies.

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.

09 Feb 2019

Delhi Police

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

Delhi High Court

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

Narendra Modi

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.

12 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

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".

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

Rana Daggubati

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

Uttar Pradesh

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

Tamil Nadu

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

Tamil Nadu

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

Samajwadi Party

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

Yogi Adityanath

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.

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.

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.

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".

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

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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


Celebrating Human Rights Day in India

Today, Human Rights Day is being celebrated across the world.

23 Oct 2016


Uttar Pradesh - Where a prisoner dies every 26 hours

In response to activist Naresh Paras's RTI query, Uttar Pradesh Prison Department said over 2,062 prisoners dies in the state during Jan'10-Feb'16.

25 Sep 2016

Samajwadi Party

Kairana row: NHRC validates BJP MP's exodus claims

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) released an investigation report validating the exodus claims made by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Hukum Singh in Jun'16.