Articles about National Human Rights Commission

27 Aug 2022

Lok Sabha
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.

Gujarat riots: Meet Teesta Setalvad, the co-petitioner against PM Modi

Teesta Setalvad—a Mumbai-based journalist and activist is the secretary and founding trustee of the non-profit organization Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP)—which was founded after the 2002 Gujarat riots.

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

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

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

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

Andhra Pradesh
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

Delhi Police
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

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.

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

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

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

Yogi Adityanath
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

Uttar Pradesh
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

Uttar Pradesh
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.

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".