Human Rights
Opinion  /  Published 19.09.22

UP govt's failure to ensure women safety

The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and the prime minister had declared that UP is far safer for women than earlier since the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power. Then government records must be wron...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 17.09.22

Pay relief to assaulted minor: NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday directed the Assam government to pay an interim relief of Rs 25,000 within four weeks to a 13-year-old boy assaulted inside a police station in...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 13.09.22

India pulls up Lanka at UNHRC

India on Monday expressed concern at the UN Human Rights Council about Sri Lanka’s lack of progress in evolving a political solution to its ethnic problem. This is being perceived as a repriman...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

World  /  Published 03.09.22

Record Saudi jail terms stoke fears

The past month may have marked the beginning of a new, dark era for women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia. Following the 34-year-sentence of Salma al-Shehab earlier in August, Riyadh's spe...
By Jennifer Holleis

India  /  Published 31.08.22

SC notice on plea to ban polygamy

A five-judge constitution bench on Tuesday issued notices to the National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Women and the National Commission for Minorities on a batch of petitions file...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


India  /  Published 30.08.22

Gujarat riots: SC closes 11 pleas

Terming as infructuous, the Supreme Court on Tuesday closed as many as 11 petitions, including the one filed by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), almost 20 years ago seeking an independent ...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 30.08.22

NHRC seeks report on youth custody death

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action taken report (ATR) from the Sivasagar police in upper Assam on the custody death of a youth from Nagaland on August 21 within four week...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 30.08.22

Court bid to prevent sexual abuse

The Kerala High Court has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education and the state government to make it mandatory for every school in the state to include a prevention-oriented programme on se...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 24.08.22

Bilkis: Gujarat govt faces flak

Senior human rights lawyer Indira Jaising has said “Bilkis Bano’s gang rape cannot be seen as an isolated crime by a group of individual criminals, but one committed as part of a coordinat...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

News  /  Published 20.08.22

Plea to Bratya Basu to intervene in St Xavier’s University episode

A senior official of the higher education department said they were not aware of any such email.        Calls and text messages to Basu failed to elicit any response. Over 24,000 ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata


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