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Human Rights
India  /  Published 10.08.20

Probe plea in Ugandan prisoner death

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, an NGO, on Monday sought an independent inquiry into the circumstances that led to the death of a Ugandan woman in Tihar jail. Jesca Sarah Kafeeco, 43, died ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.08.20

Policing with a heart in India

Even as the world was recovering from the George Floyd tragedy in the United States of America, India witnessed a similar incident of police brutality in near Chennai. Two men without criminal anteced...
By Bhaskar Kumar in

North East  /  Published 25.07.20

Covid-19 test for all Assam prisoners: HC

Gauhati High Court has ordered the testing of all jail inmates in Assam for Covid-19 because “appropriate precautions and measures were not taken to avoid spread of the virus in the jails”...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 22.07.20

Plea for Assam jail Covid action report

The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has directed Dispur to furnish an action taken report on a July 9 complaint lodged by leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia, highlighting the plight of jai...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

Closed minds: BLM and anti-CAA protests

On May 25, in Minneapolis, an African-American arrestee, George Floyd, was choked to death by a white police officer pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck. The whole of America erupted in prote...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

India  /  Published 07.07.20

Disabled: bid to change law

The CPM has condemned the move to amend the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, and several organisations of the disabled have urged the government not to go through with the changes, aimed...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.07.20

NHRC tells J&K, Ladakh to intimate it about custodial, encounter deaths

The NHRC has asked the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to intimate it about any custodial or encounter death, in accordance with guidelines, officials said on Thursday. In case of c...
By PTI in

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.20

Brute force: Custodial deaths and torture

An arrest can amount to a death sentence in India. This hypothesis is not implausible; there are alarming data on the use of excessive force on suspects and undertrials by law-enforcers. In a grim rem...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.20

So kind: Safoora Zargar's bail

The ‘humanitarian’ impulse, apparently, comes and goes. Safoora Zargar, arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on April 10, was granted bail by the Delhi High Court on Jun...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 28.06.20

Call to free CAA protesters

Experts from the United Nations Human Rights Council have demanded the immediate release of 11 people, including six students, arrested for taking part in protests against the new citizenship matrix. ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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