The Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch has urged the rights body to address the ‘grave injustice and human rights violation’ against the Bhim Army chief, in custody since June 8.
India currently lacks comprehensive estimates of all occupational accidents, fatalities and injuries that occur across industrial sectors.
The Centre also ordered a probe by the NTPC’s executive director into the incident while the state administration ordered a magisterial probe.
The human rights commission has said the farmers’ right to life and livelihood has been violated because of government negligence.
The National Human Rights Commission has asked the UP government to submit a report on what happened and how it is compensating families.
While the area is a hotbed for malaria, with tribals being the most vulnerable due to extreme poverty, the state has failed to meet the lack of health workers, essential medication and preventive measures.
The forest department’s decision to fence off a community’s forest and plant new trees is uprooting local livelihoods in Pidikia village.
Despite objections by the government and the army, a two-judge bench ordered the CBI to institute a SIT to probe the alleged extra-judicial killings.
As India’s economy continues to grow without the adequate number of jobs in the formal sector, the state of exclusion that the vast majority of the country lives in is unlikely to ease.
While civil society activists say journalistic malpractice fuelled the recent mob lynching, the media has blamed the police’s lack of timely intervention.
Families of alleged members of the banned SIMI say the accused are being tortured, kept in solitary confinement and denied meetings with their lawyers.
Fifteen years on, victims of the communal violence continue to face threats, stigma and state apathy, their hope for relief and justice slowly dwindling away.
The families of those killed by the police in Hashimpura in 1987 have waited 30 years for justice, but all they have been promised so far is compensation.
Rather than taking steps to protect information seekers, the change in RTI rules, as presented by the government, will make RTI activists more vulnerable to attacks.
Bondita Acharya was allegedly threatened on social media by Bajrang Dal activists with death, rape and acid attacks for condemning the Jorhat arrests.
With the clamour for justice in Bastar peaking, it remains to be seen whether the Raman Singh-led Chhattisgarh government takes notice of such allegedly state-perpetrated atrocities.
The Modi government’s clampdown on foreign funding has forced several NGOs to lay-off its employee, and has impacted education and social welfare initiatives.
The commission had issued a notice first in October followed by a reminder in November over the high incidence of deaths amongst tribal girl students in the state.
The attack comes days after the researcher accompanied an NHRC team to record the statements of rape and sexual assault survivors who have filed FIRs against police personnel.
The commission held the government “vicariously responsible” for 16 counts of sexual assault, ranging from rape to physical violence, allegedly committed by police personnel.
The NHRC said that after careful consideration of the material on record, it found that there are in “total 34 victims mentioned in police complaints.”
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A year after several Adivasi women accused men from the police and security forces of sexual assault, the investigation has stalled due to governmental inaction.
The commission has said that DU professor Nandini Sundar and others have been booked for murder in a mala fide manner to settle scores.
The commission has asked whether the ministry is adhering to conditions of FCRA licence rejection set out by the UN special rapporteur on freedom of association and assembly.
Making a political appointment to the country’s top human rights body is a spectacularly cynical attempt at enfeebling the organisation that is meant to protect India’s vulnerable sections.
Weak probes into extrajudicial killings, the failure to prosecute those involved and the absence of a compensation system for the victim’s families shows how the government and courts have failed to take effective measures to end encounter deaths.
The court’s judgment on the alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur means that police personnel in Madhya Pradesh will be ineligible for any of the defences that encounter cops are generally entitled to.
Recent statistics show that not even 1% of the jails in India are being monitored according to law while prisoners continue to live in sub-human conditions.
The problem of malnutrition is worsened by a dearth of speciality doctors, unawareness about welfare and healthcare schemes and a severe lack of purchasing capacity among the tribals in the district.
Activists have demanded that the report be recalled for its communal nature and a public apology be issued to the survivors of the Muzaffarnagar riots.
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“I was sent to prison for 23 days for sedition in 2010. Even then I wasn’t thrashed like this. I had a lot of faith in the police. That’s gone completely now.”
Environmental activist Piyush Sethia has alleged that he was tortured in police custody on multiple occasions, leading to a fracture and tissue damage in his leg.
The NHRC had probed numerous cases of extra-judicial killings in Manipur but unless these end in prosecutions the rule of law will remain compromised.
With its conventional raid-rescue-rehabilitation model and emphasis on sex work, the Bill will not meet its fundamental objective.
The trial court has delivered its verdict on the Gulberg Society massacre, part of the 2002 Gujarat riots.
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Two adivasis, armed to hunt as custom demands of them, in a forest that is theirs, were automatically identified as Naxalites and shot fatally. For them, their families and friends, justice remains to be done.
NSS data reveals that a majority of rural and urban populations did not get proper medical treatment because of the expense.