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  • NHRC forms 7-member committee to investigate post-poll violence in West Bengal Jun 21, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    NHRC forms 7-member committee to investigate post-poll violence in West Bengal

    The constitution of the probing panel comes three days after the Calcutta High Court ordered the human rights body to form a team that will examine the complaints of political violence in Bengal.

  • Enact special law to protect dignity, rights of dead: NHRC to Centre, states May 15, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Enact special law to protect dignity, rights of dead: NHRC to Centre, states

    In a statement, the National Human Rights Commission said the recommendations include enacting of a specific legislation to protect the rights of the dead, adding that "mass burial or cremation should not be allowed to take place as it is in violation of the right to dignity of the dead".

  • NHRC notice to UP govt, police chief over Ghaziabad roof collapse incident Jan 05, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    NHRC notice to UP govt, police chief over Ghaziabad roof collapse incident

    The Commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretary, UP government, and the Director General of Police, seeking a detailed report within four weeks.

  • NHRC notice to Uttar Pradesh govt, DGP over gang-rape and murder in Lakhimpur Kheri Aug 17, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    NHRC notice to Uttar Pradesh govt, DGP over gang-rape and murder in Lakhimpur Kheri

    The incident took place last week in the farmland owned by one of the accused, the rights panel said, while seeking detailed reports from the police and the administration within six weeks.

  • NHRC may consider framing guidelines to protect bonded labourers during COVID-19 pandemic: SC Jun 09, 2020 09:14 PM IST

    NHRC may consider framing guidelines to protect bonded labourers during COVID-19 pandemic: SC

    The bench, which disposed of the plea, observed that NHRC had already passed directions on the issue and asked the petitioner to approach the commission for further directions.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Police action to enforce lockdown claimed at least 12 lives across India: Study May 27, 2020 06:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Police action to enforce lockdown claimed at least 12 lives across India: Study

    In addition to the 12 deaths, three people held on various charges lost their lives in police custody during the lockdown

  • NHRC seeks report over Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries not able to avail high-cost treatment under RAN Dec 26, 2019 04:50 PM IST

    NHRC seeks report over Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries not able to avail high-cost treatment under RAN

    The health ministry said the suggestions of NHA and AIIMS cannot be agreed to as the eligibility criteria for both the schemes are different.

  • NRC in Assam | Citizenship and death in detention camps Oct 31, 2019 11:51 AM IST

    NRC in Assam | Citizenship and death in detention camps

    The deaths in Assam’s detention camps raise questions of living conditions in these centres and bring the focus back on the humanitarian crisis under way in the state.

  • Amit Shah to be chief guest at NHRC's 26th foundation day function on Saturday Oct 11, 2019 06:44 PM IST

    Amit Shah to be chief guest at NHRC's 26th foundation day function on Saturday

    Justice H L Dattu, Chairperson of the NHRC will preside over the function, a senior official said.

  • Lok Sabha passes NHRC amendment bill, govt assures protection of human rights Jul 19, 2019 05:55 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes NHRC amendment bill, govt assures protection of human rights

    The amendment provides for reduction in the tenure of chairpersons of national and state human rights bodies to three years from the current five years.

  • Letter from PM to states can help prioritise issue of bonded labour: NHRC members Jun 08, 2019 05:16 PM IST

    Letter from PM to states can help prioritise issue of bonded labour: NHRC members

    Jyotika Kalra, Member of the rights panel, said, the NHRC has been very proactive in taking cognisance of complaints related to bonded labour.

  • NHRC issues notice to UP govt over report of 150 deaths in 15 years from drinking spurious liquor Feb 19, 2019 10:06 AM IST

    NHRC issues notice to UP govt over report of 150 deaths in 15 years from drinking spurious liquor

    The commission issued the notice to the chief secretary, seeking a detailed report in four weeks.

  • NHRC issues notice to UP govt over death of Dalit man in police custody Dec 28, 2018 01:32 PM IST

    NHRC issues notice to UP govt over death of Dalit man in police custody

    The Dalit man was arrested by the police in connection with a case of theft on December 23.

  • NHRC turns 25, PM Modi to attend silver jubilee foundation day function Oct 12, 2018 01:37 PM IST

    NHRC turns 25, PM Modi to attend silver jubilee foundation day function

    The commission was established on October 12, 1993 under the Protection of the Human Rights (PHR) Act, 1993, and it has lined up a host of activities till Sunday to mark the occasion.

  • NHRC notices to Bihar Government, DGP over reports of minor girl being 'assaulted, paraded naked' Sep 06, 2018 07:46 PM IST

    NHRC notices to Bihar Government, DGP over reports of minor girl being 'assaulted, paraded naked'

    While issuing the notices, the NHRC also said that recently it had taken suo motu cognisance of another incident in Bihar, in which a woman was paraded naked in Bihiya village of the Bhojpur district.

  • NHRC notice to Centre, Haryana, Rajasthan over 'massive deforestation' in Aravallis Jun 20, 2018 10:36 PM IST

    NHRC notice to Centre, Haryana, Rajasthan over 'massive deforestation' in Aravallis

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in a statement said, "Reportedly, the open forest cover in the Aravalli hills has decreased in the last three decades while the scrub has increased by 5.7 percent, making it almost barren without any moisture in the air."

  • NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt, Agriculture Ministry over farmers plight Oct 10, 2017 07:46 AM IST

    NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt, Agriculture Ministry over farmers plight

    The Commission in its notice to the state's chief secretary, and the secretary, Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, has sought a detailed report in four weeks, the NHRC said.

  • Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Rajnath Singh Sep 21, 2017 12:18 PM IST

    Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Rajnath Singh

    Addressing a seminar organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Singh asked why some people were objecting to the deportation of Rohingyas when Myanmar was ready to accept them.

  • Gorakhpur tragedy: NHRC sends notice to UP govt, seeks report Aug 14, 2017 04:01 PM IST

    Gorakhpur tragedy: NHRC sends notice to UP govt, seeks report

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent the notice to the UP Chief Secretary, and sought a detailed report in four weeks on the steps taken for relief and rehabilitation of the affected families as well as the action taken against the guilty officers, the NHRC today said.

  • Assault on Africans: NHRC seeks report from Guatam Budh Nagar Apr 10, 2017 06:29 PM IST

    Assault on Africans: NHRC seeks report from Guatam Budh Nagar

    The National Human Rights Commission Monday issued notice to the Gautam Budh Nagar administration over allegations that few locals have been "falsely implicated" in the case on assault on African nationals.

  • Govt mulls buyback as weak mkt hits PSU divestment plans Aug 30, 2013 09:21 PM IST

    Govt mulls buyback as weak mkt hits PSU divestment plans

    The government currently is considering buyback options instead of divestment as current market conditions force them to do so. Coal India has given its nod for the same, while an approval from other companies is awaited, reports CNBC-TV18's Aakansha Sethi.

  • Midday meal tragedies: NHRC seeks report from Bihar govt Jul 24, 2013 10:39 PM IST

    Midday meal tragedies: NHRC seeks report from Bihar govt

    The Commission has issued notices to Bihar Chief Secretary and DGP, and asked them to submit the reports within four weeks, an NHRC statement said here.

  • Former CJI J S Verma, head of anti-rape law panel, dies Apr 23, 2013 08:42 AM IST

    Former CJI J S Verma, head of anti-rape law panel, dies

    Former Chief Justice of India J S Verma, who headed a panel to frame a tough law to combat crimes against women in the wake of the Delhi gangrape incident, died of multi-organ failure here tonight.

  • Kingfisher staff wife's suicide: NHRC admits plea Vs Mallya Oct 08, 2012 10:38 AM IST

    Kingfisher staff wife's suicide: NHRC admits plea Vs Mallya

    The National Human Rights Commission has admitted a plea against Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya. The plea urges the rights panel to initiate a case against him in the death of a Kingfisher employee's wife.

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