Human Rights
India  /  Published 09.01.20

‘Bhagat Singh’ taunt during torture: Poet

A poet and playwright jailed for 20 days on what he says are false rioting charges has alleged that Lucknow police had tortured him while mocking him as “Bhagat Singh”, using a revered patriot’s...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 30.01.19

Dalit alliance poll demand

The National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights has called for insulating the law to protect the socially disadvantaged from future judicial review and scrapping the economic reservation as the multi-gro...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 31.12.19

NHRC seeks Delhi report on mills

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered the Union ministry of heavy industries to submit its report on the two defunct paper mills in Assam on or before January 16, 2020 or its secreta...
By Swapnaneel Bhattacharjee in Silchar

India  /  Published 27.02.20

Fresh global attention on India

First Kashmir, then the citizenship law and now the rioting in Delhi: India is repeatedly drawing global attention to itself for its human rights record.The United States Commission on International R...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.04.19

No land's man: the plight of Assam's 'foreigners'

The red and green single-storey house on Silchar’s Jail Road, 340 kilometres southeast of Guwahati, looks innocuous. A weather-beaten corrugated tin shade nearly hides the signage that says: Central...
By Prasun Chaudhuri


India  /  Published 26.10.18

Raid an attempt to silence govt critics: Amnesty

By Reuters in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.19

100 days of shutdown

August 4. Something sinister seems to be brewing in New Delhi. The air has been rife with fearful speculation for days, and social media updates reflect widespread anxiety. “Whatever is coming, let'...
By Majid Maqbool

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

India  /  Published 17.08.19

Pehlu acquittals ‘severe indictment of cop lapse’

The verdict in the Pehlu Khan lynching case is a severe indictment of grave lapses in police investigation and due process, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) said on Saturday.The non-pro...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 05.03.20

Cry for smooth Nagaland ILP

The International Human Rights Council (IHRC), Nagaland State Board, urged governor R.N. Ravi to recommend “certain exemptions” for enforcement of inner-line permit (ILP) in Dimapur and its smooth...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur


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