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New Delhi, Sept. 19 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a minor girl was allegedly gang raped and murdered after she protested the humiliation of her family at a kangaroo court in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.
New Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that treatment of HIV patients across India had taken a hit, especially in Delhi and Mumbai due to severe stock-outs of life saving medicines at Government owned centres.
Pakistan must restore moratorium on death penalty: HRW Sep 17, 11:35 am
New York, Sept.17 (ANI): Pakistan should immediately halt a planned execution and officially reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today.
New York, Sept.16 (ANI): Four courageous and tireless advocates for human rights have been selected as 2014 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said today.
NHRC issues notice to Delhi government over a boy drowning in Metro construction site pit Sep 16, 8:37 pm
New Delhi, Sept.16 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a student of eighth class drowned while four others were rescued from a water pit made near a Metro construction site in Karkardooma, East Delhi this year on September 6 .
New Delhi, Sept.11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress Party on Thursday condemned the move of some Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom to hold a debate on the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Dubai, Sep 10 (ANI): Two British-Nepalese human rights researchers, who were apprehended by Qatari authorities for investigating the working conditions of Nepalese labourers in Qatar have been released.
HRW says Afghanistan gang rape trial badly flawed Sep 9, 12:20 pm
Kabul, Sept.9 (ANI): An Afghan court's conviction of seven men for a gang rape was wholly undermined by numerous due process violations and political interference, Human Rights Watch said today.
NHRC to hold three-day open hearing, camp in Bhopal Sep 9, 12:20 pm
New Delhi, Sept.9 (ANI): A high level delegation of the National Human Rights Commission, led by Chairperson, Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, comprising Members, Mr. Justice Cyriac Joseph, Mr. Justice D. Murugesan, Mr. S.C. Sinha and senior officers will be visiting Bhopal in connection with the Commission's open hearing and camp sitting being held at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, from September 10 to 12.
Qatar confirms arrest of two British human rights workers Sep 8, 3:10 pm
London, Sep 8 (ANI): Qatar has confirmed that it detained two British human rights workers who had gone missing while researching migrant labour saying that the men were suspected of conducting illegal activities in the nation.
Sri Lanka invites the new UN rights chief to visit country Sep 8, 1:52 pm
Colombo, Sept.8 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he has extended an invitation to the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Sri Lanka in 2014 to assess Sri Lanka's progress in national reconciliation and to assess the steps taken by Colombo to engage with UN agencies, in particular with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Lanka Govt. To counter UN probe on alleged civil war atrocities Sep 6, 12:33 pm
Colombo, Sept.6 (ANI): Sri Lanka has decided that it will not cooperate with an ongoing UN investigation into alleged atrocities committed during the war against the LTTE, but rather present its defence on the issue before the 27th UN human rights session in Geneva on September 24.
Washington, Sep 05 (ANI): The venue of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is again under the spotlight after two Nepalese-British human rights workers disappeared in Doha.
New Delhi, Sep04(ANI) : Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today welcomed the decision of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to pay monetary relief of Rs. five lakhs each to the relatives of two victims of fake encounter killings by the 20th Assam Rifles in Chandel district of Manipur on 1 June 2009.
HRW asks Bangladesh to revoke Draconian Media Policy Sep 4, 12:45 pm
New York, Sept.4 (ANI): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday asked the Bangladeshi government to immediately revoke a new media policy that imposes draconian restrictions on media freedom. HRW also said that the donors should make it clear to the Bangladeshi government that limiting the freedom of expression is unacceptable, also violates the international law.
Lucknow/Raipur, Sep 3 (ANI): Former Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh, K L Gupta, on Wednesday seemed to be not in tune with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's comment that police officials initiating action against Maoists should not worry about reactions from human rights bodies, saying it is easy to make remarks but the ground reality is very different.
Rajnath's backing of police tackling Maoists without fear of rights bodies' wrong: Swami Agnivesh Sep 3, 6:14 pm
New Delhi, Sept.3 (ANI): Taking serious note of Rajnath Singh's remark that police officials initiating action against Maoists should not worry about reactions from human rights bodies, social activist Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday said the former's statement will send out wrong signals to the lower police ranks.
I protected cops fighting Maoist challenges from the rights commission as UP CM: Rajnath Singh Sep 3, 5:35 pm
Jaipur, Sept.3 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that when he was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, he had assured the state's police officers and staff that they would not be hassled by the human rights commission when tackling Maoists.
Kazakhstan joins Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions as associate member Sep 3, 4:43 pm
New Delhi, Sept.3 (ANI): Kazakhstan joined the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APFNHRI) as an associate member here on Wednesday.
NATO states shouldn't shirk on rights in Afghanistan: HRW Sep 3, 2:40 pm
London, Sept. 3 (ANI): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries should make a firm commitment to support human rights protections in Afghanistan beyond the end of the NATO combat mission post-2014, the Human Rights Watch said today.
IS executes more than 160 captured Syrian soldiers Aug 29, 11:17 am
Johannesburg, Aug 29 (ANI): Islamic State militants have claimed that they executed more than 160 Syrian soldiers, who were taken captive after the jihadist group seized a key northern air base this week
NHRC notices to UP, West Bengal, Odisha governments over recurring cases of Japanese encephalitis Aug 28, 4:11 pm
New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report about recurring cases of Japanese encephalitis year after year and lack of preventive steps in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha.
Both govt and ISIS guilty of human rights violations in Syria: UN Aug 28, 10:14 am
London, Aug 28 (ANI): An investigation by the United Nations into the atrocities committed in Syria in the recent months has revealed that both the government and the militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are guilty of committing horrendous crimes.
NHRC notice to Haryana Govt. over woman delivering at the entrance of hospital in Bahadurgarh Aug 27, 5:13 pm
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that due to shortage of wheel chairs or trolleys in the General Hospital in Bahadurgarh, a woman delivered a baby at the entrance of the Hospital before she could be taken inside.
Mass execution of Shias by ISIS may amount to war crimes: UN Aug 26, 10:45 am
London, Aug 26 (ANI): The United Nations has claimed that the mass execution of Shias by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the city of Mosul may amount to "war crimes and crimes against humanity."
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