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India  /  Published 17.11.18

Gujarat riots: The journey of the Zakia Jafri case

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up on November 19 (Monday) a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the widow of slain former MP Ahsan Jafri, challenging the clean chit given to Narendra Modi, the then c...
By Teesta Setalvad

India  /  Published 30.06.19

‘Toothless’ tag on patient rights prod

The Union health ministry has asked the states to adopt a list of “dos and don’ts” for hospitals and patients extracted from a charter of patients’ rights adopted by an apex statutory body ove...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.06.19

NHRC open to suggestions

Justice H.L. Dattu, the National Human Rights Commission chairperson and former Chief Justice of India, has said the panel is “always open to the suggestions from civil society, NGOs and human right...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 18.03.20

Rights’ panel seeks report in assault case

The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday directed the Assam director-general of police to submit an action taken report against guilty police personnel within six weeks on allegations that a ...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

India  /  Published 09.12.19

Hats off to ‘encounter’ cops, says Jaganmohan Reddy

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday lauded his Telangana counterpart K. Chandrashekar Rao and his police over the “encounter” killing of four suspects in the gang rape an...
By PTI in Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh)

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India  /  Published 06.12.19

NHRC team to probe Hyderabad ‘encounter’

The National Human Rights Commission on Friday directed its director-general (investigation) to send a fact-finding team to Hyderabad to probe the encounter killing of four gang-rape suspects by the l...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.10.19

A crime called insensitivity

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By Ankur Otto

India  /  Published 27.01.20

Cong submits dossier on UP ‘police mitras’

A Congress delegation that included Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi on Monday pleaded with the National Human Rights Commission to rein in the Yogi Adityanath government, which it said had “gone to war ag...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

World  /  Published 22.01.20

S. Korea to discharge transgender soldier

South Korea’s military decided Wednesday to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, a ruling expected to draw strong criticism from human rights groups.It was the fir...
By AP in Seoul

West Bengal  /  Published 20.06.19

Reflections on law, ethics & the challenges

How did we reach a point where a section of society has started to consider it a fundamental right to take the law into their own hands and mishandle a doctor following the death of a moribund patient...
By Biswanath Ghosh Dastidar in Calcutta


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