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The persons reportedly arrested by the police are presently lodged in the judicial custody, he said.(File photo)

NHRC issues notice to UP DGP over arrest of 10 people in ‘fake’ case in Etah

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 02:38 AM IST
The Commission has issued a notice to the DGP calling for a report in the matter within six weeks.
A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam, India, Thursday, May 7, 2020.(AP photo)
A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam, India, Thursday, May 7, 2020.(AP photo)

Styrene gas leak tragedy: NHRC accepts action taken in Andhra Pradesh

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 02:25 PM IST
The Commission had taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the death of eight persons and over five thousand others falling sick due to leakage of styrene gas in Vizag district of Andhra Pradesh on May 7, 2020.
The NHRC said the tall claims made by states that they have no manual scavengers and zero sanitary latrines are “far from truth”.(HT Archive)
The NHRC said the tall claims made by states that they have no manual scavengers and zero sanitary latrines are “far from truth”.(HT Archive)

NHRC recommends special Act against manual scavenging

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:49 AM IST
It has also asked the Centre to provide Rs10 lakh loan to manual scavengers’ family members so that they can start some business activity
Members of LGBTQI community gather to celebrate decriminalisation of consensual gay sex, in Mumbai in 2018.(HT archive)
Members of LGBTQI community gather to celebrate decriminalisation of consensual gay sex, in Mumbai in 2018.(HT archive)

Sensitise public, police about rights of LGBTQI+ community: NHRC tells Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:46 AM IST
Says acts of violence, extortion and blackmail against the community had increased after the abrogation of Section 377
Indian sex workers suffer setback after watchdog U-turn on labour rights(Twitter/India_NHRC)
Indian sex workers suffer setback after watchdog U-turn on labour rights(Twitter/India_NHRC)

National Human Rights Commission’s U-turn on labour rights makes India’s sex workers suffer a setback

Mumbai | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:01 AM IST
Last month, the National Human Rights Commission had asked state governments to recognise sex workers as informal workers, which would have entitled them to benefits and aid from a $23 billion fund for India’s poor during Covid-19 but the watchdog has now taken a U-turn with a new statement
The arrested farmers from Krishanayapalem included five SCs and two OBCs and the police, ironically, booked them, along with four others, under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.(HT PHOTO.)
The arrested farmers from Krishanayapalem included five SCs and two OBCs and the police, ironically, booked them, along with four others, under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.(HT PHOTO.)

6 cops suspended for handcuffing Amaravati farmers during judicial remand

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The Amaravati farmers alleged that the ruling YSR Congress party leaders had brought outsiders to launch a counter-agitation in support of the three capitals decision.
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 file photo, the body of a rebel soldier who died in a battle days before has his hands tied, in Malakal, South Sudan. The latest report on human rights abuses in South Sudan's five-year civil war, released by a United Nations commission Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 says it has identified more than 40 senior military officials "who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes." (AP Photo/Justin Lynch, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 file photo, the body of a rebel soldier who died in a battle days before has his hands tied, in Malakal, South Sudan. The latest report on human rights abuses in South Sudan's five-year civil war, released by a United Nations commission Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 says it has identified more than 40 senior military officials "who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes." (AP Photo/Justin Lynch, File)(AP)

Death in police custody: NHRC issues notice to Sitamarhi district administration

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:01 PM IST
The NHRC has sought the status and action taken reports within eight weeks from the DM and the SP of Sitamarhi district
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

NHRC study recommends protecting rape accused from ‘false cases’ till found guilty

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 11:26 AM IST
The study, which was commissioned by the NHRC and conducted by the Centre for Women’s Development Studies, sought to understand sexual violence against women from the perspective of sexual predators
Essential nutritional programmes, such as mid-day meals and the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), ground to a halt during the lockdown, the rights body said, increasing risks for already vulnerable communities. (HT File photo)
Essential nutritional programmes, such as mid-day meals and the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), ground to a halt during the lockdown, the rights body said, increasing risks for already vulnerable communities. (HT File photo)

Lockdown hit food security of children, says rights body

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 07:53 PM IST
In an advisory, the rights watchdog has asked the Union ministries of food and public distribution, women and child development and education to urgently restore and expand coverage under various food handout programmes.
National Students' Union of India (NSUI) activists hold a candlelight march to pay homage to Hathras gang-rape victim, in front of Gujarat University in Ahmedabad.(PTI)
National Students' Union of India (NSUI) activists hold a candlelight march to pay homage to Hathras gang-rape victim, in front of Gujarat University in Ahmedabad.(PTI)

Hathras gang-rape: NHRC issues notice to UP govt, state police chief

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 08:16 AM IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance in connection with the “gang rape and brutality of a 19-year-old women belonging to the Scheduled Caste in Hathras district”, the rights panel said in a statement.
The commission has also taken note of “cruel high-handedness” of the villagers, who took law into their own hands and in the presence of a police team.(Reuters file)
The commission has also taken note of “cruel high-handedness” of the villagers, who took law into their own hands and in the presence of a police team.(Reuters file)

NHRC notice to UP govt, DGP over lynching of murder accused in Kushinagar

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2020 08:25 AM IST
The commission had taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and issued notice to the state’s director-general of police seeking a detailed report in the matter within four weeks
HT Image
HT Image

Rakesh Pandey ‘encounter’: NHRC seeks UP DGP reply in 6 weeks

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:14 PM IST
The NHRC has sought Uttar Pradesh police chief’s response to a complaint questioning the genuineness of the exchange of fire in which gangster Mukhtar Ansari’s alleged aide, Rakesh Pandey, was gunned down on August 9
Nearly 20% of the 290 complaints filed by jail inmates with the National Human Rights Commission are from Punjab.(HT file photo for representational purpose only)
Nearly 20% of the 290 complaints filed by jail inmates with the National Human Rights Commission are from Punjab.(HT file photo for representational purpose only)

Punjab prisons see maximum human rights violation complaints in country

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:19 PM IST
NCRB REPORT 2019 The national and state human rights commissions received the highest number of complaints of cruelty and denial of lawful rights of inmates from Punjab in 2019
Security guards at Jamia Millia Islamia University wearing protective face masks as a precautionary measure against coronavirus infection, in New Delhi. (Photo: Burhaan Kinu/ HT)
Security guards at Jamia Millia Islamia University wearing protective face masks as a precautionary measure against coronavirus infection, in New Delhi. (Photo: Burhaan Kinu/ HT)

Jamia violence: NHRC report does not give clean chit to anyone, says HC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 12:41 AM IST
The court was hearing a bunch of pleas, seeking various reliefs including a court-monitored special investigation team (SIT) probe into the violence on the campus.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Increase number of labs, start forensic study in MBBS: NHRC webinar panellists suggest

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 06:26 PM IST
At a webinar hosted by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), panellists made a slew of suggestions on the subject.
Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar reacted to NHRC’s directive and said they were yet to receive any compensation. “But, as and when I receive it, I plan to share the sum to support the legal aid for innocent tribals, who are falsely implicated...”(Mint file photo)
Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar reacted to NHRC’s directive and said they were yet to receive any compensation. “But, as and when I receive it, I plan to share the sum to support the legal aid for innocent tribals, who are falsely implicated...”(Mint file photo)

NHRC asks Chhattisgarh to compensate activists

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 08:16 AM IST
The activists were booked for murder after they visited Chhattisgarh for a fact-finding mission about alleged human rights violations in the state’s left-wing insurgency-hit Bastar region.
Activist/writer and poet P Varavara Rao was shifted from the state-run St George’s Hospital to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital on July 19 morning following an NHRC order.(PTI)
Activist/writer and poet P Varavara Rao was shifted from the state-run St George’s Hospital to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital on July 19 morning following an NHRC order.(PTI)

Elghar Parishad case: Varavara Rao’s family approaches NHRC against prison authorities for not giving health details

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Rao’s wife P Hemalatha and his three daughters -- P Sahaja, P Anala, and P Pavana -- wrote to the NHRC authorities on Friday and urged them to intervene and direct the Maharashtra government and prison authorities to give a regular update about his health condition and also share the details of his treatment.
The MEA’s submission in the NHRC comes on a complaint filed by advocate Vishnu Kumar Gupta seeking repatriation of one Satbir Singh and four others, who were stranded in Pakistan due to coronavirus lockdown.(PTI (Representative Image))
The MEA’s submission in the NHRC comes on a complaint filed by advocate Vishnu Kumar Gupta seeking repatriation of one Satbir Singh and four others, who were stranded in Pakistan due to coronavirus lockdown.(PTI (Representative Image))

Five Indians stranded in Pak due to Covid-19 lockdown repatriated: MEA tells NHRC

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2020 02:30 PM IST
The Ministry said that the High Commission of India in Islamabad was in regular touch with the Indian nationals stranded in the neighbouring, as well as with the concerned authorities in Pakistan, over the repatriation matter.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

NHRC notices to MHRD, Bihar govt over plight of poor children due to non-supply of mid-day meal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2020 10:37 AM IST
The children in this condition will be prone to drug addiction and trafficking by the criminal elements of the society, involved in illicit activities, it said.
Health workers talk to attendants of a patient at a hospital meant for treating Covid-19 patients in New Delhi, India.(AP)
Health workers talk to attendants of a patient at a hospital meant for treating Covid-19 patients in New Delhi, India.(AP)

NHRC issues notices to IRDA and finance ministry over insurance to health workers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2020 11:02 PM IST
NHRC said that “as Covid-19 cases continue to rise” and the “government offers little clarity” on insurance cover for private healthcare professionals doing non-Covid work, and there is a scramble to find the right policy.
Acting on a complaint by former Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken, the Commission has referred to difficulties being faced by the people in Delhi, due to non-availability of beds in the hospitals for Covid-19 patients.(PTI PHOTO.)
Acting on a complaint by former Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken, the Commission has referred to difficulties being faced by the people in Delhi, due to non-availability of beds in the hospitals for Covid-19 patients.(PTI PHOTO.)

NHRC sends notice to Delhi govt, Centre on Covid-19 situation in national capital

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Posted by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The National Human Rights Commission further said that around 70% dedicated beds in Delhi are still lying vacant.
Workers lay flooring panels during the construction of a 1000 bed non-critical hospital for Covid-19 treatment at the Bandra Kurla Complex exhibition ground in Mumbai.(Bloomberg)
Workers lay flooring panels during the construction of a 1000 bed non-critical hospital for Covid-19 treatment at the Bandra Kurla Complex exhibition ground in Mumbai.(Bloomberg)

India considering universal basic income, NHRC tells UN

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 03:16 AM IST
The UN has been informed that the Indian government is examining and “actively considering” the possibility of a universal basic income to reduce poverty. Universal basic income (UBI) refers to periodic cash transfers to every citizen.
A social worker had moved the Supreme Court alleging that 187 people including women and children are being forced to work in three brick kilns in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh as bonded labourers.(Representative Photo/AP)
A social worker had moved the Supreme Court alleging that 187 people including women and children are being forced to work in three brick kilns in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh as bonded labourers.(Representative Photo/AP)

SC directs NHRC to examine allegations of bonded labour in brick kilns in UP, Bihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2020 09:15 PM IST
The Supreme Court also asked the NHRC to issue guidelines for protection and rehabilitation of bonded labourers in the light of their increased vulnerability due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To ensure medical facilities, the short-term suggestions included regular health check-ups along with food and water during and after their journey.
To ensure medical facilities, the short-term suggestions included regular health check-ups along with food and water during and after their journey.

NHRC seeks SC intervention on migrant crisis, lists 10 measures

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:21 AM IST
A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, however, is yet to issue any order to this effect. NHRC’s plea was among the 14 applications for intervention taken up by the court.
Migrant workers and their families wait to get on a bus to reach a railway station to board a train to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, May 26, 2020.(REUTERS)
Migrant workers and their families wait to get on a bus to reach a railway station to board a train to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, May 26, 2020.(REUTERS)

NHRC issues notices to Centre, Rlys, Gujarat and Bihar over migrants’ woes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 08:15 PM IST
In a statement, it observed that the “state has failed to protect the lives of the poor labourers onboard the trains”.
Documents and photographs of the migrant workers who lost their lives on the railway track in a train accident in Aurangabad on Friday. At least 16 people died and several injured in the accident.(ANI)
Documents and photographs of the migrant workers who lost their lives on the railway track in a train accident in Aurangabad on Friday. At least 16 people died and several injured in the accident.(ANI)

Human rights commission sends notice to Maharashtra after 16 migrants killed in train accident

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 08:04 PM IST
It was at 5.22 am that the approaching goods train ran over these labourers, the railways ministry said in a statement. The driver tried to stop the train but couldn’t do so in time, it added.
An affected woman on a wheelchair being taken for treatment at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam, Thursday, May 07, 2020.(PTI)
An affected woman on a wheelchair being taken for treatment at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam, Thursday, May 07, 2020.(PTI)

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

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2020 08:42 PM IST
The NHRC said it has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the death of eight persons and over five thousand others falling sick due to leakage of styrene gas in the district early morning.
Out of the total 6,761 Covid-19 cases, 6039 are active cases and 516 have been either cured, discharged from hospitals or have migrated, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. (HT Photo)
Out of the total 6,761 Covid-19 cases, 6039 are active cases and 516 have been either cured, discharged from hospitals or have migrated, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. (HT Photo)

India reports 37 Covid-19 deaths, 896 cases in 24 hours; biggest jump in a day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 06:50 PM IST
Out of the total 6,761 Covid-19 cases, 6039 are active cases and 516 have been either cured, discharged from hospitals or have migrated, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
According to a complaint filed in NHRC, a large number of persons suffering from various mental illnesses are loitering on the streets(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
According to a complaint filed in NHRC, a large number of persons suffering from various mental illnesses are loitering on the streets(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Amid the scramble to contain coronavirus, a thought spared for mentally-ill wandering on streets

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2020 05:50 PM IST
According to a complaint filed in NHRC, a large number of persons suffering from various mental illnesses are loitering on the streets and are dependent for food, shelter and other kinds of help on temples, gurudwaras and other charity organisations.
The petitioner said students had gathered at the Maulana Azad Library and marched up to AMU gate on December 15, 2019. After sometime, the police started firing teargas shells on the students and also cane charged them, in which around 100 students were injured, the petitioner alleged. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
The petitioner said students had gathered at the Maulana Azad Library and marched up to AMU gate on December 15, 2019. After sometime, the police started firing teargas shells on the students and also cane charged them, in which around 100 students were injured, the petitioner alleged. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)

Act against policemen who caned AMU students: Allahabad HC

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 10:08 PM IST
The petitioner requested the high court to pass several directions, including setting up of a ‘court monitored committee’ to conduct a judicial inquiry into acts of violence and arbitrary detention of students by the state police and para-military forces at AMU from December 12 to December 15, 2019.
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