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Human Rights
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 01.07.20

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 29.06.20

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 27.06.20

Release CAA protesters: UN

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

North East  /  Published 09.06.20

Anti-CAA protesters sent to isolation

Assam police have sent around 33 anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protesters to 14 days’ home quarantine for violating corona-induced lockdown norms over the first 24 hours.The move has seen the...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.20

Human rights now in India

Who defends in India the rights of the defenders of human rights? Going by the incisively worded letter of the European Parliament’s subcommittee on human rights to the Indian home minister, no one....
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 02.06.20

Ration relief for lockdown-hit sex workers in Odisha

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has come to the rescue of Bhubaneswar’s sex workers who have been badly affected by the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown. The rights body has directed t...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 19.05.20

Between letter and spirit of law

A dark and ambiguous shadow has fallen between the letter and the spirit of law in Manipur. On the one hand, the government has been on a spree of silencing dissent in the media under the cover of the...
By Pradip Phanjoubam in

North East  /  Published 15.05.20

Arunachal Pradesh plans for self-reliance

Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein on Friday said that the state government is preparing a “short and long term plan” to make Arunachal Pradesh a self-reliant state and achieve th...
By Damien Lepcha in Itanagar

India  /  Published 07.05.20

NHRC issues notices to Centre, AP govt over gas leak deaths

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notices to the Centre and the Andhra Pradesh government over deaths and suffering of people due to gas leakage from a chemical plant in Visakhap...
By PTI in New Delhi


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