Human Rights

Pakistan’s first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh forcibly evicted from house for raising voice against illegal collection of funds

Minorities still in danger in Pakistan. Notably, Pakistan’s first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh was forcibly evicted from his own house in Lahore's Dera Chahal along with his children and wife, by a group of people belonged to an organization following a property dispute...

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US urged India to increase prosecutions, convictions for all forms of trafficking

The United States has continued to place India in ‘Tier 2' of its annual report on a trade of humans noting the investigations, prosecutions and convictions in the country were "disproportionately low" relative to the scale of human trafficking...

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LRO knocks NHRC doors to take action against CBCI officials for interfering in Khunti Gang Rape Case investigation

The state of Jharkhand has been in a sway of dismay and shock as the Khunti gang rape case intensifies. Legitimating the incidence over five nuns of a non-profit organization been trapped in the unnatural act, the Legal Rights Observatory issued a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission and National Women Commission of India to take strong steps against the injustice...

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UNHCR desperate for repatriation of Rohingyas; Selectively ignoring long-pending Baloch, Tibetan and Pandits’ rights issues?

The desperation and hyperactiveness of the UNHRC in the Rohingya Muslims’ issue send a strong conspicuous message to the world when the long pending Baloch and Tibetan rights issues with the Kashmiri Pandit repatriation matters are sidelined and brushed aside by the global Human Rights giants for years...

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The horrendous details of the brutality of the massacre of Hindus by the Muslim Rohingya Armed Group

The horrendous details of the brutality of the massacre of Hindus by the Muslim Rohingya Armed Group..

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Amnesty report reveals the brutal face of ‘hapless refugee’ Muslim Rohingyas who massacred Hindus

The horrendous details of the brutality of the massacre of Hindus by the Muslim Rohingya Armed Group narrated in the AMNESTY International report are evident of the real criminal picture of Muslim Rohingyas who are being portrayed as ‘hapless refugees’ who as per the AMNESTY report are a atrocious group of hate mongers and inhuman creed of rapists and killers who are smelling the blood of Hindus and Buddhists...

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Not a Zero Death Year, Attacks on Hindus increased in 2017.. Ways were different

Unfortunately, the well-intentioned article has got the facts wrong. Increasingly more and more Hindus are being butchered in the name of Islam. ..

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Fake Cases against Army: 17 human rights cases against Saviours; 12 proved false and 5 under investigation

The Defence Ministry told the Lok Sabha that there were a total of 17 human rights violation cases against the Armed forces in last three years, of which 12 were proved to be false...

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NHRC India got ‘A’ status by Global Alliance of Human Rights Institutions

India’s National Human Rights Commission has successfully retained its status A in the rankings of the Global Alliance National Human Rights Institution (GANHRI). The global alliance has given The National Human Right Commission of India ‘A’ status in the fourth row of five years...

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Hindus in Bangladesh facing grave deprivation; Thanks to Enemy/Vested Property Act

In the Enemy Property Act, India was declared as an Enemy territory and all enlisted properties of the “Enemy” meaning Hindus who had fled to India were to be taken by State control for management and benefits accruing from business relating to such properties would also fall under the control of the State. ..

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Hindu families in Bangladesh even after 71 years paying the cost of partition

It has been 71 years of partition but still now infinite Hindu families of Bangladesh are paying the cost. The Muslim –dominant neighbor of India has always shown a hostile attitude to the Hindu natives of the country. While lakhs of families left Bangladesh leaving behind everything after partition for saving lives, the remaining Hindu minority families are facing the threat every day about which human right activities, as well as international communities, seem less bothered. Here, the non-fictional ..

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At least 4 billion people across the globe lives without a single social protection: International Labour Organization

Only 45 percent of the global population is effectively covered by at least one social benefit, while the remaining 55 percent i.e 4 billion people are left unprotected. Notably, despite significant progress in the extension of social protection in many parts of the world, the human right to social security is not yet a reality for a majority of the world’s population. ..

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UN kicks off a year-long campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration

The United Nations on Sunday kicked off a year-long campaign to honour the foundational human rights document in Paris and France. Notably, a foundational human rights document will mark its 70th anniversary next year...

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The universal message of Sikh tenets

The greatness of the Indian culture lies in the fact that it retained those values which are essential for spiritual as well as temporal needs of humanity and kept on abandoning, periodically, those practices which had lost their relevance according to the imperatives of the time and place...

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Eight states to get Hindu minority status in Hindu majority nation

National Commission for Minorities has set up a three-member committee to study the matter to give minority status to Hindus in eight states including Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab...

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Hats off to UN who vows to bring back around 15000 migrants from Libya

“We will bring back the migrants trapped in Libya” says International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing. He has committed IOM to fully support this week’s initiative of the African Union with the European Union and Libya’s Government of National Unity, with UN backing to alleviate the plight of thousands of migrants trapped in Libya...

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Be careful! One to be imprisoned for three yrs if utters ‘Talaq’ for 3 times in one go

Triple talaq is an evil practice that ruins the whole life of a woman. But now anyone who utters Talaq for three times in one go will be imprisoned for three years with fine...

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Situation of Hindu Rohingyas aggravating, Dhaka NGO initiates “Donate To See Hindu Rohingyas Alive” campaign

The Dhaka based Research and Empowerment Organization which is working for Hindu Rohingyas has appealed the global audience and human rights organisations to donate for the refugee Hindu Rohingya families mostly women and children whose husbands and fathers have been slaughtered by the Muslim Rohingya goons. ..

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From Myanmar to Bangladesh: Hindu Rohingyas slaughtered, deprived, discriminated and still suffering

Prof. Chandan Kumar Sarkar, the Human Rights champion of Bangladesh and head of Research and Empowerment Organization based in Dhaka, has published a fact-finding report on the unseen and neglected plight of the Hindu Rohingyas who are migrating from Myanmar to Bangladesh after facing brutal attacks by the Rohingya Muslim goons who killed the male Hindu members and are forcing Hindu females to marry the and convert to Islam. ..

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Operation Insaniyat: India sends 55 tonnes of relief material for Rohingya Muslim Refugees in Bangladesh

Day by day the influx of Rohingyas in Bangladesh is escalating as they have been severely facing the ‘humanatarian’ crisis after forced to leave from the Rakhine state of Myanmar; on the grounds of ‘Humanity’, Indian Army extended their assistance and launched ‘Operation Insaniyat’ which provided 55 tonnes of relief material to the affected Rohingya people in Bangladesh...

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Hounded by ISIS, Yezidis demand for creation of separate ‘Yezidi Autonomous Region’

The Yezidi leader demanded that the United Nations, US, Canada, UK, EU and other members of the international community to intervene with the Iraqi Government, and support the creation of an “Autonomous Region” for the Yezidis and other minorities in the Sinjar region and Nineveh Plain, under the protection of international forces and directly tied to Baghdad's Central government. This right is already guaranteed under the Iraqi constitution, article 125, but it needs implementation! This is the ..

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We are here to tell the world, Civilians in conflict are not a target

Antonio Guterres..

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Communist party is losing its turf, hence instigating violence: Dattatreya Hosabale

Expressing concern over the repeated cases of violence against the RSS workers in Kerala Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sah-sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale asserted that Communist party was losing its turf in the state with the rise of RSS...

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#JeaySindhudesh : State Atrocities against student activism of Sindh

In Sindh, JSSF was banned totally, Later in 1986, a long-bus carrying top-leadership & many activists heading to attend the conference in Medical college at Larkana was hurdled by Pakistan's Army At Jamshoro & Opened bullet fires. In result, Four of the leaders died on the spot, scores were severely wounded & hundreds were arrested by Pakistan's Army. They were detained for a long time or imprisoned without any charges against them. These type of the atrocities continue till today. ..

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Malala Yousafzai urges world leaders to invest in education for children in conflict-stricken countries

Highlighting the needs and importance of educations for those kids who are displaced from their motherland, Noble Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai during her first visit to Iraq called on world leaders to invest in education for children in conflict-stricken countries. She said, “Education is necessary to protect children both now and in the future.”..

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Saudi Arabia grants full access to sports, physical education for girls in public schools  

Bringing a major reform in an education system, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that the girls in public schools now onwards will have full access to sports, physical education etc. Notably, the major reform comes after years of calls by women across the kingdom demanding greater rights and access to sports...

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Andaman to take strict action on video, photos of Jarawa community uploaded on YouTube

Taking a cognizance of objectionable videography and photographs of the protected Jarawa and other tribal communities of the Andaman Islands on ‘Youtube’ social media platform, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribe (NCST) has initiated sternest action against it...

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The number of flowing refugee, migrant from Libya to Europe increasing with time

The fraught, famine, civil war, Islamic group problems are hitting Africa badly. With the increase in such problems, the refugee problem is mounting globally. To find secured better shelter, migrants from West and Central Africa are traveling to Europe. Though the danger in the route from Libya to Europe kills many migrants, movements have increased there. United Nations refugee agency has completed a study which indicates an increase of the movement...

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Bengal Child right Commission summons Bimal Gurung for children's presence in protest march

Gorkhaland issue now seems a long-lasting unsolved problem of West Bengal. The government and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha both are playing the game of increasing pressure on each other. GJM supporters burnt down important documents of GTA, started setting fire in important administration offices. But on last Monday, going one step further Morcha used children in their protest march from Singmari to Chawkbajar. Repetition of the same incident twice in a week has resulted into a show cause notice by the ..

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Human Rights abuse in Pakistan

Pakistani parliament has given extraordinary power to law enforcement agencies in Gilgit-Baltistan which are used to suppress the Shia population of the region. The authorities can detain anyone without due process of law, engage in electronic surveillance, conduct search and seizures, and use military force wherever deemed necessary...

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8 UAE princesses convicted in Belgium after found guilty of human trafficking, degrading treatment to servants

Eight Princesses from the United Arab Emirates have been convicted in Belgium after they were found guilty of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants. However, they were acquited of the more serious charge of inhumane treatment. Earlier, the princesses were given a 15-month suspended jail term and ordered to pay a £145,000 each, half the sum is suspended...

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Forced conversions… a nightmare for Pakistani Hindus

Facing the heat of orthodox societal hegemony the life of Hindus based in Pakistan have become miserable with the emerging problem of forceful conversion resulting in mass exodus of Hindus from Pakistan. According to leading newspaper The Nation, Hindu girls are being abducted forcibly converted and then married to Muslims...

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Darjeeling terms Internet Shutdown as human rights violation based on a UN resolution

Darjeeling unrest has been troubling everyone in the Hill area and near vicinities since a week. The Gorkha land issue has totally devastated the stable situation there. Police and GJM supporters’ clashes are now commonplace incidents. Amidst such violence, the Bengal Government instructed to shut down the internet in the area for days. Since Sunday there is no internet connection. Regarding this situation, the local people have questioned the violation of human right by the government over a UN speech...

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Indian army believes in human rights: asserts Army Chief Gen Rawat

Chief of the Indian Army Gen. Bipin Rawat Saturday asserted that there was no human rights violation by the Indian armed forces in the Kashmir valley...

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European Union slams Pakistan's stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav, poor rights record

Dual facing Pakistan is been criticized in all over the world and India has played a very important role in exposing Islamabad’s dirty policies of backstabbing via spreading terrorism in other countries. Now, European Union slammed Pakistan as it adopted a resolution raising concern over the lack of civilian jurisdiction in the nation as well as on Kulbushan Jadhav row...

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The issue of NGO Law in Egypt leads to international outrage

Recent decisions of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have created an outrage among Egyptian citizens. On Monday, Egypt issued a new law regarding the activities of non-governmental organizations. The new law bounds the limit of NGO work only to social and developmental work. The draft of the law was first ratified in last November. The controversial law has been criticized by human right organizations...

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#LGBT: Taiwan legitimizes same-sex marriage

Taiwan has taken a unique step of supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). Taiwan’s Council of Grand Justices on Wednesday ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, said banning current civil law of marriage between a man and a woman is unconstitutional and that the legislature has two years to either amend the law or create a new law...

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NHRC asks Jharkhand govt over the abduction and recruitment of children by Maoists

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Government of Jharkhand, through its Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, calling for a report after taking suo motu cognizance of a news article about abduction and recruitment of children by Maoists in Jharkhand. ..

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Dark Age returns! African migrants traded in 'Slave Markets' of Lybia

Long back in school history lectures we were taught that there were slave markets. Unfortunately, the present has suddenly started copying past in Lybia. Hundreds of migrants are migrating through North African migration routes every day. They are being the victim of the modern-day slave market...

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India, the new head of UN-Habitant will work toward urban future

Venkaiah Naidu, Urban Development, Housing Minister has been elected as the president of UN-Habitat in GC 26 summit, Kenya. UN-Habitat works in more than 70 countries in the world. It works in a large area of urban policy to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements across the world. India consistently worked to achieve success in this mission through various policies...

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317 Iraqi civilians killed, 403 injured in various acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict

As many as 317 innocent Iraqi civilians were killed and 403 others were injured in various acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq during April 2017. United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) revealed this shocking report which shows the actual face of the conditions in Iraq...

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NHRC notice to Delhi Hospital over lack of equipments in operation theatre

The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that one of the biggest hospitals of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is running without necessary equipment. Its Anesthesia Department is operating without monitors and boiling instruments. Even the blood pressure monitoring apparatus is not available, resulting in hardships to the poor patients, said NHRC...

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Kulbhushan, Baloch Rights and Bosnian War Crimes

A brief account of an abysmal human rights track record of Pakistani Army, its paralysed judiciary and inhuman law enforcement agencies..

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India didn’t execute a single person in 2016; registers 81% growth in imposing death sentences

Although in the year 2016, India did not execute a single person but there is a hike of 81 percent in imposing death sentences. Notably, India in the year 2016 imposed 136 death sentences which was significantly higher in the year 2016 as compared to 75 death sentences in 2015...

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Executions worldwide dropped by 37%; China remains on top

Although, the number of executions worldwide is dropped down by 37% in 2016 as compared to the last year i.e 2015 but still China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan has executed most of the peoples. However, China remains on top and US for the first time is not in top five nations...

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India into the ferocious jaws of 'freedom of expression'

Unlike in any other countries in the world, this is a glaring fault-line noticed in India. Well, is it the journalistic propriety to applaud and make heroes of such treacherous youths who speak the language of terror and “defend” the activities of terrorists?..

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Guterres urged members to uphold the rights of all people in face of rising populism, extremism

Addressing the top United Nation human rights body for the first time since becoming Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres appealed to world governments to speak up for human rights in an “impartial way.”Guterres also urged member states to uphold the rights of all people in the face of rising populism, extremism and said, "We will advance security by advancing dignity, justice, equality and the rule of law.”..

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Pinki’s Story: Representative tale of Hindu Minor Girls raped in Bangladesh

On 14th December, Pinkis’ father informed to Research and Empowerment Organization–REO asking for help. Bikash Sornokar, head of REO at Bogra complained to the officer in Charge at Gabtoli Thana, Bogra and did a FIR under a section of child and women Nirjaton act 2003 on that day. Police officer ensured us that the perpetrator will arrest soon. ..

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VHPA deplores USCIRF report on minorities, Dalits in India

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA) has taken a strong objection and expressed deep concern over the report published by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on religious minorities in India...

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Hindu refugees from Pakistan start receiving Aadhaar cards in their 'Hindusthan'

The Hindus who fled Pakistan for a better life with dignity are still struggling to find one. The refugees here desperately need work. A look around the place reveals their living conditions. Fragile shanties put together using bamboos, reed and plywood. For those who can afford it, there are tarpaulin/plastic sheets to save them from rain...

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Attack on Hindus in Bangladesh rising; Bigger plot underway?

The rising attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh point out a systematically planned line of strategy to drive out Hindus from Bangladesh to grab their land and belongings. Media reports from Bangladesh have to give eyewitness accounts about how the local mosques were playing a role of the broadcaster to incite attacks against Hindus...

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NHRC issues notice to Delhi government over inconvenience to Hindu migrants from Pakistan

The National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to Delhi government and North Delhi Municipal Corporation over no relief to several Hindu migrants from Pakistan after fire destroyed their makeshift dwellings units. Immediate recognition of a media report that at least 30 makeshift dwelling units of Hindu migrants from Pakistan were gutted in a fire which broke out at "Majnu Ka Tilla" in Delhi on the 27th November, 2016 was taken by NHRC...

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Group of women activists set to enter Haji Ali Dargah after 5 years

After five years, a series of legal battles and agitations, a group of women activists will enter the famous Haji Ali dargah, an activist said.For the first time after they challenged the ban on women's entry to the iconic Haji Ali Dargah's sanctum sanctorum two years ago, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) activists will visit the dargah today...

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NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu health department over medical negligence

The National Human Rights Commission issued notices to the Secretary (Health Department), Government of Tamil Nadu and Director, Kasturi Bai Government General Maternity Hospital, Chennai over medical negligence calling for reports within two weeks. A young woman was wrongly diagnosed pregnant and after 8 months was again diagnosed to be told that instead of being pregnant she was having a tumor. Following is the text of the proceeding: "The Commission has been receiving from time to time numerous ..

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Bangladesh Human Rights: Radical Muslims finding different reasons for attacks on Hindus

A team of Human Rights activists headed by Prof. Chandan Sarkar visited the Hindu families in Nasir Nagar on 19 November 2016, found a miserable picture of how the Muslim elements are harassing Hindus and finding reasons for deadly attacks, in the name of their ‘religion’...

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MEA steps in for safety and wellbeing of Hindus in Bangladesh: Sushma tweets

After the consistent news reports on Hindus and Hindu temples by Muslim crowds in eastern Bangladesh this week, the Indian Foreign Ministry has taken its cognizance and instructed the Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh to call on the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and express India’s grave concern about those communal attacks...

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NHRC organizes workshop to raise awareness about good governance in relation to human rights

A two day regional workshop on 'Good Governance, Development and Human Rights' was organized by National Human Rights Commission at Shillong, Meghalaya on the 3rd and 4th November. The prime objective of the workshop is to raise awareness amongst all stakeholders about the importance of good governance in relation to human rights and development. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Government of Meghalaya at State Convention Centre, Shillong, with the participating States of Manipur, ..

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Indian government will speak to Bangladesh over attacks on Hindu temples: BJP

Taking a serious note about the recent attacks over Hindu Community in Bangladesh ruling party BJP said that it will raise the issues of atrocities against Hindu to government of Bangladesh. Speaking to the media BJP Party's National ..

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China’s re-election at UN Human rights council seen as a ‘human rights violation’

With China being re-elected as a member of governing bodies of UN Human Rights Council, top rights groups and activists are condemning the move citing that hunters are being made protectors. The governing nations of UNHRC respond to human rights violations and emergencies around the world and make corresponding recommendations to improve human rights standards. But the electing of China, being a prime violator of Human Rights by creating a severely threatening situation in of Tibet and Uyghur region, ..

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Media has immensely helped in building awareness about human rights says NHRC chairperson

The National Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Justice H.L. Dattu while appreciating media on the Foundation Day of the NHRC said, “The NHRC has always considered media as its equal partner in the promotion and protection of human rights, as media has immensely helped in building awareness about human rights and the role of the NHRC.” The Commission was set up to look into the issues of human rights violations of all and not just of those whom some people might choose as vulnerable. Since the ..

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NHRC issues notice to Odisha govt; demands reports of SUM Hospital mishap in 6 weeks

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognizance of media reports that due to suspected short circuit; a major fire broke out in the SUM Hospital and Medical College in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on Monday. It issued a notice to the Government of Odisha through its Chief Secretary calling for a report in the matter within six weeks including the relief and rehabilitation granted to the next of Kin of the deceased and the injured...

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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra Govt over reported deaths of 740 students in last 10 years

The National Human Rights Commission regarding the death reports of 740 students of the residential schools in tribal areas in last 10 years. The figures are based on an internal report of the State Tribal Development Department. As per the norms the students should be screened at least twice a year but government agencies are not following it. NHRC has issued a notice to the Government of Maharashtra through its Chief Secretary calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks. The ..

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NHRC issues notice to UP Govt over death of an asthma patient due to hospital negligence

National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a patient of Asthma died as the oxygen cylinder was empty in the Ambulance in Chandpur area of Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh.Taking notice of the case relating to death of an Asthama Patient who died due to negligence of the hospital administration in UP, the NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) has issued a notice to the respective authority over the matter...

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NHRC issues notice to UP police over death of a prisoner during custody at Greater Noida Jail

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognizance of a media report that a prisoner of the Greater Noida Jail, an accused in the lynching of Mohammed Ikhlaq of Dadri, died in a Delhi hospital during treatment. Observing that the contents of the news report raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of the prisoner, the Commission has issued notices to the Director General, Prisons and the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh calling for a report in the matter within ..

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Journalist dies in CBI custody in Chhattisgarh; NHRC issues notice calling for report

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sent notice to the CBI for a reported death of a journalist in its custody. According to the media reports, journalist Shiv Shankar Vaishnav has did after his attempted suicide in the custody of Central Bureau of Investigation.The media reports carried on the 4th October claimed that journalist Vaishnav and his son were arrested by the CBI on the 25th September in the case of murder of a journalist, Umesh Rajput in Gariyaband district of Chhattisgarh ..

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Bansal suicide case: NHRC issues notice to Director, CBI

Prompt recognition of media reports relating to the Bansal suicide case has been taken by the National Human Rights Commission as they issued a notice to Director CBI to share the copy of suicide notes with it and send an action taken report on the allegations made therein within 72 hours including the names of the delinquent public servants. According to reports there has been mental and physical torture by the officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) during investigation of corruption ..

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UNICEF India launches Child online protection report aiming to strengthen children safety

“The Child Online Protection in India Report” an initiative by UNICEF India was launched on Thursday. It provides a comprehensive overview of the current risks and threats faced by children when using the internet and social media. Cyber offences against children are spreading and diversifying across India as new methods are used to harass abuse and exploit children. Digital technologies offer significant developmental and educational benefits for children...

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NHRC issues notice to UP police over complaint of illegitimate behavior with a Balrampur couple

The National Human Rights Commission has again found lack of professionalism on part of the Uttar Pradesh Police which has resulted in human rights violation of a newlywed couple in district Balrampur. Even after the orders of a Court, it did not close a case of love marriage but added section 376 of Indian Penal Code to it and arrested the boy and his father violating all norms...

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Rescued ISIS sex slave Nadia becomes Goodwill Ambassador of the UN

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 23-year-old Iraqi woman and a rescued ISIS sex slave has been named the UN’s new Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations.This has been announced as a part of “Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking” initiative by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on September 16, 2016 in New York. The formal announcement by UNODC states, "During her Ambassadorship, Nadia will focus on advocacy initiatives and raise awareness around the plight of the countless victims ..

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Uyghurs with Tibet activists to protest at UN on 16 Sept against China's rising human rights violations

A statement released by WUC elaborates the primary purpose of the march and subsequent demonstration of bringing attention to ongoing human rights violations against Uyghurs and Tibetans, and more specifically, China’s efforts in Geneva to silence civil society from speaking out on an international platform like the UN Human Rights Council...

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NHRC seeks report from Delhi Railway board over pathetic conditions of people living near tracks

National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued notice to Railway board of N.C.T. of Delhi over reports revealing pathetic condition of people living near Railway line of Moti Nagar. Accoding to reports, 20-30 thousand people are living in a very pathetic condition near the Railway line in Zakhira area of Moti Nagar in New Delhi without the basic amenities of drinking water, toilets and drainage system etc...

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NHRC issues notice to Odisha Govt for undignified treatment of two women in public hospital

The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to the Government of Odisha through its Chief Secretary, after taking consideration of media reports alleging undignified treatment to two dead women by the concerned authorities in the State. He has been given four weeks to submit a report. ..

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NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu Govt over illegal detention of a juvenile boy by state police

National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued notice to Tamil Nadu Government after reports claiming that state police illegally tortured a Juvenile of a minor community. Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that how in Chennai, the Tamil Nadu police illegally detained a 17 year old boy and his two family members of Kuravar community in connection with a burglary and tortured them in the most inhuman way...

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UKPNP leader appeals for release of abducted scribe

Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, exiled chairman of the United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) strongly condemned the alleged kidnapping of a Kashmiri journalist Tanveer Ahmed from Kotli in Pakistan-held Kashmir and demanded his immediate release...

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NHRC seeks report from West Bengal Govt over pathetic condition of patients in Mental hospital

National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued a notice to the West Bengal Government over report of deplorable and pathetic condition of patients in Berhampore Mental Hospital.Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report, NHRC was informed that in West Bengal, a team of an NGO Anjali, visited the government run Berhampore Mental Hospital on the Independence Day and found naked men and women, all mentally ill patients, lying on dirty floors in a very bad condition...

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NHRC demands report from UP govt after child of labourer dies due to delayed treatment

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo-motu cognizance of a media report that a 10-month-old child of a labourer died due to delayed treatment as he could not bribe the hospital staff at a government hospital in Bahraich District, Uttar Pradesh on the 9th August, 2016. It has issued a notice to the Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh calling for a report in the matter within four weeks...

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NHRC seeks report from UP Govt over infant’ death in public hospital due to negligence of nurses

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday took serious note of media reports claiming death of an infant in a district hospital of Uttar Pradesh due to negligence of nurses. The commission has send notice to UP Govt seeking report over the matter within four weeks.According to alleged media report, a new born baby fell into a dustbin and died while the nurses were quarrelling in the labour room of the District Hospital in Mainpuri. Reportedly, the incident happened on the 25th July this year...

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NHRC issues notice to Madhya Pradesh Govt over electrocution accident of a student in public school

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notice to the Education secretary of Madhya Pradesh as well as District Magistrate of Sivani over reports of an accident of a 10 year-old boy whose hands were severely burnt in a public school...

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Seychelles earns African Gender Scorecard Award for its progress made in women's economic rights

Setting an example for Women's Economic Progress, Seychelles has received the African Gender Scorecard Award by the African Union (AU) in recognition for its progress made in economic rights for women. The Seychelles' head of delegation, also the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Barry Faure, said the award is very much welcome since the disparities between men and women are being addressed in the island nation for the past four decades. The award was given at this week's AU summit in Kigali, ..

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NHRC issues notice to Telangana Govt over death of 21 patients in public hospital due to power failure

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued notices to the Telangana Government over report of death of 21 people at the Hyderabad public hospital due to technical failures. According to the media reports, 21 patients died on 22nd July in government run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad (Telangana) allegedly due to power failure. The Commission observed that the contents of the news report are painful and raise serious issues of violation of Right to life of the patients...

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As Holy Ramadan ends, Saudi authorities carry on executions

Two people, a Saudi convicted of murder and a Pakistani sentenced for drug trafficking, are executed, bringing to 98 the number of executions in 2016. Rights groups note that this year’s rate of executions is higher than last year’s at this point in time...

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NHRC seeks report from Andhra Pradesh Govt, DGP over death of young boy due to police negligence

National Human Rights on Wednesday issued notice to Govt of Andhra Pradesh for the death of a young boy due to mob thrashing. On Sunday, two young boys were being beaten by mob in Mohammadiya Palem of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh. After reaching the place of incident, Police kept on questioning the two for three hours instead rushing them to the hospital. As a result of this, one of the boys died. It s also alleged in Media reports that their mob beating continued even after the arrival of the ..

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NHRC issues notice to UP Chief Secretary, DGP over death of 26 people by consuming spurious alcohol

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh over reports of death of people due to consumption of poisonous alcohol.More than 26 people have died and several others are critical after consuming spurious liquor in Etah and Farukhabad District of Uttar Pradesh. According to media reports, five Government employees including three from the State Excise Department have been suspended following the incident...

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NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu Govt over ruined cataract surgery of patients in public hospital

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu Government after sixteen patients lost their vision after a botched up cataract surgery at the Government Hospital. The victims which included 12 women were operated at the Government Hospital of Mettur in Salem District of Tamil Nadu.Taking notice of the reports delivered in the media, the Commission observed that the contents of the press reports raise serious issues of violation of human rights of the victim ..

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NHRC gives notice to Odisha Government over death of a young man at health centre in Cuttack

The National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to Odisha Government in the the context of a media report of suo motu carried on 15th May, 2016, in which, Bharat Nayak of village Paikarapur in Joranda GP of Athagarh, is a Home Guard, he lost his son and wife both due to money issues. A day after the death of his ailing wife, a man also lost his 24-year old son due to the lack of treatment facilities at a Health Centre, Athagarh town in District Cuttack, Odisha on the 11th May, 2016. His son ..

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NPCIL pays Rs. 3 lakh to six victims of fire mishap at Kudankulam nuclear plant after NHRC direction

The National Human Rights Commission's persistence ensured that the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) paid Rs. 50 thousand each as relief to six workers, who suffered burn injuries due to the lack of safety measures while maintaining its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu on 14th May, 2014.The Commission observed that the nature of the work carried out in nuclear power projects does not allow any laxity on the part of the authorities in the maintenance of safety standards. ..

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NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan Govt over plight of women branded as witches in Bhilwara district

After taking notice of a media report about the about the plight of women in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan who had been branded as witches, the National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notice to the Government of Rajasathan over the matter.The said media report claimed that that most often widows or women without any family support had been branded as witches in Bhilwara district. They had to go through atrocities of society. Some of them were tortured brutally or even killed...

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NHRC seeks report from UP Govt over 250 families leaving Kairana area due to fear of criminals

As about 250 families living in western Uttar Pradesh area are allegedly leaving their homes due to fear of criminals, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Government on Friday. NHRC issued a notice to the chief secretary and director general of police calling for reports within four weeks on a complaint alleging that families of a Hindu religion are leaving Kairana area due to criminals who enjoy political patronage. It has been reported that allegedly about ..

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NHRC recommends UP govt for Rs. 5 lakh relief to family of boy killed at police officer' residence

National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday recommended Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs. 5 lakh relief to the family of a boy who was killed in a mysterious blast at police officer's official residence at Sonebhadra on 7th August 2011.Master Mukesh @ Chotu Panika, a Dalit and aged about 15 years sent by his parents with a police officer to help him in his domestic chores and also pursue his studies with his support but that was not to be. A mysterious blast in the official residence of the Police ..

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Trudeau announces legislation to ensure full protection to transgender people across Canada

To protect transgender people from hate speech and discrimination, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a legislation to protect their rights. On Monday, Trudeau announced that his government would table legislation to ensure full protection of transgender people, following up on a promise made during the fall election campaign...

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BHBCUC activists urge US lawmakers to protect minorities in Bangladesh

Dozens from across the DC-metro area attended to express solidarity with religious and social minorities of Bangladesh, who have suffered thirty deadly attacks and counting since February 2015...

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NHRC issues notice to Kerala Govt over brutal case of rape and murder of Dalit law student

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognizance of media reports about yet another 'Nirbhaya' like rape and murder of a Dalit law student, whose body was found by her mother on Friday evening in Ernakulam Kerala.The Commission, on the basis of the media reports, has observed that the crime is so spine-chilling and gruesome that words fall short and expressing anguish and shock appear meaningless and mere ritualistic. It is a matter of utmost concern that women's security is facing ..

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NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan government over death of 11 children at rehabilitation home

National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan government over the death of 11 children who were living in state-run rehabilitation home and died under mysterious circumstances over the period of 12 days. The Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports following the disappointing incident. The Commission has also observed that the contents of the press reports, if true, raise a serious issue of human rights violation of the victim children. Accordingly, it ..

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Xulhaz Mannan, editor of Bangladesh's first and only LGBT magazine hacked to death in Dhaka

In yet another deadly attack, two people, including the editor of a magazine for the transgender community, have been hacked to death in the capital of Bangladesh by suspect Islamist extremists in Dhaka. Bangladesh police say a top gay rights activist and editor at the country's only LGBT magazine Xulhaz Mannan is one of two people who have been hacked to death in Dhaka yesterday. In addition to his work with the U.S. Embassy, Xulhaz was the editor of Roopban, a LGBT magazine based in Dhaka. It’s ..

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Former Chief Justice H.L.Dattu becomes 7th Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission

Former Chief Justice of India, Justice H.L. Dattu, today became the seventh Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission. Born on the 3rd December, 1950 in Chikamagaluru district of Karnataka, Justice Dattu, after completing his early education in Kadur, Tarikere and Birur, moved to Bengaluru to pursue his higher studies...

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Why #GodhraCarnage not a Human Rights story in Secular India?

16 Years after, the Godhra massacre remains a forgotten story around which many rumours got engulfed. It's still not a human rights story for many!..

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Human rights report on Tibet alleges systemic discrimination against Tibetans

TCHRD report says that China passed laws on national security and counterterrorism that appear to do little but provide China with a convenient pretext to continue violating human rights. Also in 2015, China launched one of the largest crackdowns on human rights lawyers in recent history...

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Rights activist Zhang Haitao imprisoned for 19 years in China by Court

A popular rights activities for jailed for 19 years on state security charges including supplying intelligence abroad by a Chinese court. The decision has triggered international condemnation. Zhang Haitao, a rights activist based in the troubled western region of Xinjiang who wrote online postings critical of the ruling Communist Party, was jailed for inciting subversion of state power and illegally supplying intelligence abroad, said his lawyer, Li Dunyong. “The evidence for the latter charge might ..

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Brutality against Baloch women and their abduction by Pak forces increasing: Baloch leader

In wake of the growing atrocities on women in Balochistan by Pakistani forces, Central spokesman of the Baloch Republican Student Organization (BRSO), Hamdan Baloch in a statement said that Pakistani forces violated the privacy of some houses holds in Hoshab area of Kech, occupied Balochistan. The Pakistani forces tortured, beaten up and harassed the women who protested this act of crime in Hoshab. A Baloch woman, Zamuran Baloch, has been seriously injured and Maryam Baloch has been abducted by ..

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Gehlot holds meeting to discuss issues relating to stigma and discrimination of transgender people

Union Minister Social justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot with representatives from concerned Ministries, legal experts and representatives of transgender community organised a Pre-Legislative Consultation meeting on Rights of Transgender Persons Bill. The various issues relating to stigma and discrimination of transgender persons including children in the community, families, in schools, colleges and at work place etc., were discussed. Other issues that were deliberated upon were establishment ..

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Two day seminar on 'Human Rights' to be organised at Gauhati University by NHRC

In an effort to promote importance of Human rights protection in the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organize a two-day workshop in Gauhati Univerisity situated at Guwahati from January 21. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has collaborated with the university in Assam to conduct the seminar 'Global Thinking on Human Rights: A Dialogue'. "The seminar is a part of a series of seminars being organised by the NHRC in collaboration with different institutions in different ..

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NHRC issues notice to Bihar Govt over miserable state of prisons

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)has issued a notice to Bihar government over report by an activist about deplorable and miserable conditions prevailing in the prisons of the state. Taking notice of an exhaustive report titled 'Prisons of Bihar- Status Report 2015' prepared by activist and researcher, Smita Chakraburty, the Commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Prisons, Government of Bihar and asked for a response within four weeks.Smita Chakraburty was ..

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The most fundamental challenge today is to overcome prejudices against Women says Irani

While addressing the inauguration ceremony of the 5th Women’s Science Congress at 103rd Indian Science Congress at University of Mysore on Monday, Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani said that the most fundamental challenge today is to overcome unvocal prejudices against women. Commenting on prejudices we carry as a society she commented that, Science does not seem to be teaching us to overcome these prejudices even while it enriches our knowledge...

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NHRC notices to Civil Aviation Ministry, Air India over technician's death on Mumbai airport

The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notice to the Union Civial Aviation Ministry and Air India over Air India grounder staffer was sucked into the Air India aircraft engine at Mumbai Airport on Wednesday...

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Centre forms an expert community to study in-depth problems faced by transgender community

Taking into consideration the problems faced by Transgender Community, who are usually refer to as the ‘third gender’, an Expert Committee was constituted in the Ministry to make an in-depth study of their problems and suggest suitable measures to ameliorate their problems. The Committee submitted its report on 27th January, 2014...

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NHRC notices Defence Ministry as Jabalpur sits over un-defused stockpile of army ammunition

The National Human Rights Comission on Thursday taking a sou motu cognizance of Media report over a huge security risk to the City of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh sends a Notice to Defence Ministry over piled up of arms and ammunition waiting for disposal...

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NHRC summons Delhi chief secretary to submit report on Nirbhaya case

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued conditional summons to the Delhi Chief Secretary, Delhi Police Commissioner and Union Home Secretary after they failed to send requisite reports on the impending release of the juvenile involved in the December 16, 2012 rape case and murder of 'Nirbhaya'...

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NHRC to conduct on-the-spot enquiry over media reports of Shakur Basti demolition in Delhi

The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports on demolition of slum dwellings at two places in the National Capital, including Shakurbasti area in New Delhi and Belagaon area in Old Delhi...

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Need to review Human Rights Act to make Human Rights Commissions more effective says Chief Justice T.S.Thakur

While addressing the Human Rights Day function of the NHRC, as a Chief Guest, in New Delhi on Thursday, the Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S. Thakur stated that it is time that Parliament revisited the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 to make it more effective empowering the Human Rights Commissions in a manner that, if not all, to begin with, at least some of their recommendations are binding for the Governments...

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NHRC celebrates Human Rights day; core aspiration of human being is of dignified life: Kiren Rijiju

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) celebrated the Human Rights Day on Thursday. The Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10th December every year to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 as the common standard of achievement for mankind...

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Human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir: Fact versus fallacy

Jammu and Kashmir has suffered terrible human rights violations at the hands of foreign-sponsored terrorists in the last few decades. Now the region is slowly emerging from the shadow of that violence. Pakistan has failed to create fissures in the state as was the objective...

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Pakistan should restructure its relationship with its non-Muslim citizens

A meeting with the Hindu community by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the occasion of Diwali comes across as a posture to showcase the governments concern for minorities. The target in this propagandist exercise was not the Hindu community but the international community, especially such nations like the United States that provide financial support to Pakistan...

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NHRC notices to Tamil Nadu Govt over reported use of colours by students for identifying caste

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that in schools of Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, caste comes in shades of red, yellow, green and saffron...

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Nirbhaya’s parents complain over juvenile’s release; NHRC notices to Centre and Delhi govt

The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday has taken cognizance of a complaint received from the parents of "Nirbhaya" who was brutally gang raped and murdered in Delhi on 16th December, 2012...

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Strip Rajiv Gandhi of Bharat Ratna, demands H S Phoolka

Sikh riots’ victims activist and AAP member H.S. Phoolka on Thursday caused a flutter by demanding that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi be stripped of Bharat Ratna award as he had ‘justified’ the killings in 1984 carnage, a plea dismissed as cheap politics by Congress...

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Maharashtra Health dept gets NHRC notice after 32 people losing eye sight in cataract surgeries

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued a show cause notice to the Health department of Maharashtra government after media reports claiming the at least 32 people complained loss of vision after cataract surgeries in free check up last month...

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The Bede of Bangladesh: Vanishing People and Vanishing livelihood

The phrase nomadic comes from Historical phrase ‘nomádes’. The nomads are places of folks who change from one place to another, rather than settled completely in one place. There are roughly 30-40 thousand types’ nomads in the world. Bede, a nomadic type and is known as water gypsy or flow gypsy...

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Rights groups in Bangladesh protest persecution of minorities

Grand human chain and protest rally against continuous Human Rights violations against Hindu and other minorities of Bangladesh were organized jointly by Human Rights Alliance Bangladesh (HRAB), Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD), Bangladesh Minority watch (BDMW) and other Hindu organisations like Bangladesh Sevashram Sangha, ISKCON, Jago Hindu Parishad and other Hindu religious organisations and fora...

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NHRC issues notice to Gujarat government for discrimination against Dalit’s children

The National Human Right Commission issued sou motu notice to Gujarat government over bifurcating Anganwadis in two for Dalits children and another higher class children...

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NHRC takes sou motu cognizance of media report over Dadri lynching, issues notice to UP Govt

Weeks after Mob lynching of 50-year-old Muslim man over storing and consuming beef in Mainpuri district, National Human Right Commission on Tuesday took a sou motu cognizance od media report and issued notice to Uttar Pradesh government in regards to same...

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Baloch Republican Party highlights gross human rights violations in Baluchistan by Pakistani army

The Baloch Republican Party organized a seminar in Liebzig, Germany to highlight gross human rights violations in occupied Baluchistan by Pakistani army and its secret agencies. The general secretary of Baloch Republican Party (BPR) Germany chapter Jawad Muhammad Baloch said that members of Local German Association Club participated in the event...

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NHRC notices to Centre and Delhi Govt over reports of dengue patient’s deaths

As the national capital is grappling with the worst dengue crisis in last 15 years, National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Centre and Delhi Government over reports of deaths of dengue patients on being denied admission in hospitals...

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NHRC issues notice to UP education department as 82 kids fall ill after consuming mid-day meal

Understanding the media report of 82 children’s of Uttar Pradesh primary school fell ill after consuming mid day meal, The National Human Rights Commission on Monday has issued a notice to the primary education department of state seeking explanation in this regard...

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Govt to keep autonomy of NHRC like institutions; Human Rights integral part of our culture: Rajnath

Inaugurating the National Conference of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the State Human Rights Commissions (SHRCs) on Friday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh slammed certain vested individuals and organizations that make a hue and cry over the violation of the human rights of terrorists and militant groups...

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Rajnath inaugurates NHRC-SHRCs conference; says their autonomy should remain sacrosanct

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today inaugurated the 'Youth Conference-2015' at Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) & State Human Rights Commissions in New Delhi in New Delhi. While speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Rajnaths said that SRCC is one of the most prestigious educational institutions of our country. He also mentioned that the youth of our country is 'demographic dividend' to our country and youth of India should become 'stakeholders' in the ..

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Two Nepalese females believed to be sexually harassed by Saudi Diplomat over pretext of giving job

After devastation of property and life in Nepal tremors early this year, many Nepalese residents were in search of work for their livelihood, in this regard, two Nepalese females on Wednesday were rescued from flesh trade in Gurgoan, who were brought from Nepal on pretext of giving work, wherein, they were allegedly sell to Saudi Diplomat...

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And then the world heard about #RefugeeCrisis from Aylan Kurdi

Someone rightly said, “You have to understand, no one puts their child in a boat unless the water is safer than land”. Finally after seeing the lifeless corpse of a 3 year old kid at a famous beach resort of Turkey, bought some tears and sympathy for all those refugees who have been suffering from 4 years now..

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Europe meets refugee influx with mixed reactions; Germany unveils bold plan

The biggest refugee crisis since World War II (WWII), has compelled governments across Europe to adapt stances amid rising calls for more actions on the issue. Germany unveiled a bold plan to increase the federal budget and manpower resources for taking in refugees, as well as measures to speed up the processing of asylum applications...

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Government to allow minorities from Pakistan and Bangladesh to stay without papers

Government to allow minorities from Pakistan and Bangladesh to stay without papers..

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WCC urges responsibility for and support to the refugees in Europe

“Today, Europe – both West and East – is being tested on the strength of its commitment to human dignity and rights. This is a test of our human values and Christian legacy.”..

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Baloch students activists pay homage to Martyr Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in Berlin

To remember 9th martyrdom of father of Baloch freedom struggle Martyr Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti and to focus Pakistan’s state brutalities, war crimes and current military operation in Dera Bugti, Awaran, Dasht, Mastung ,Kalat and other areas of occupied Balochistan, large protests were organised in Germany. Hamdan Baloch, spokesman for Baloch Republican Students Organization- BRSO said this in a press note...

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NHRC issues sou motu notice to Tamil nadu Govt over 52 bonded labourers rescued in Chennai

After rescuing 52 bonded labourers from Chennai on Saturday, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued a suo motu notice to Tamil nadu government over 52 bonded labourers which hails from Chhatisgarh and Odisha, were resuced in Avadi district of Chennai...

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Nepal starts issuing passports to sexual minorities under ‘O’ category

Nepal, in a major move, has started issuing passports for sexual minorities, adding a third-gender category in the passports. Following a Supreme Court landmark decision ruling against gender identity discrimination in 2007, Nepal is believed to have become the world's first country to include a third gender option on its census forms, which it initiated in 2011...

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Is Political Atmosphere of Bangladesh getting increasingly sectarian?

The political atmosphere of Bangladesh is taking more and more communal turn over the years. The word secularism was amendment from the constitution in 1977. Islam was declared as state religion in 1988. The rise of communal political parties in last decade has further vitiated the atmosphere. As a result there are only 12 Hindu members of parliament today out of 350. Generally Awami league was considered as a party accommodative of minorities...

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US Commission supports jihad against Hindus

On April 30, 2015, the United States joined with the Taliban and other South Asia jihadis by supporting the ethnic cleansing of Hindus in Bangladesh. On that date, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) issued its annual report that deliberately ignored evidence it had of ongoing atrocities against Bangladeshi Hindus and the current government’s complicity...

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Raipur gets first ever ‘One Stop’ center; it’s a matter of pride and responsibility says Maneka

The much talked issue for women security, ‘One Stop Centre’ was inaugurated for the first time in Chhattisgarh by Maneka Gandhi in presence of chief Minister of the state Dr. Raman Sing. The initiative has been launched for women who are physically or mentally harassed in the society. It’s a one stop center for women who are physically or mentally harassed in the society which provides all types of assistance including medical, police, legal help, psychosocial counseling and temporary support services..

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Can Bangladeshi migrants’ children avail citizenship: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and Assam government to clarify their stand on whether the children of illegal Bangladeshi migrants born here can avail the benefit of citizenship under the existing law...

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UNHRC adopts rigorous decisions against Israel than other countries in world: Netanyahu

After UNHRC voting over Gaza war, wherein India went abstain in voting, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday responded to UNHRC in harsh words mentioning that if Israel won’t take their stand now, they wouldn’t be able to sustain for stability...

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India abstain on UNHRC vote against Israel over Gaza war; PM Netanyahu calls on PM Modi

India's decision to abstain from voting on a resolution condemning Israel at the UN Human Rights Council for last year's Gaza offensive is being seen in Israel as a "significant" change in New Delhi's policy...

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Tibetan rights group publishes books by missing writer Dhi Lhaden

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), recently published two new publications: The Art of Passive Resistance and Code of Conduct for Businesses Operating In Tibet at a press conference at Norbu House...

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Yes, we worship Cows, that is our right: Pakistani Hindu lawmaker tells his colleagues

Voicing the rising concerns of Hindus in Pakistan in an unprecedented and bold yet rational manner, Hindu lawmakers Lal Malhi on Saturday advised his colleagues in the National Assembly not to target the Hindu faith while criticising India. in the lower house of of Pakistan parliament during the ongoing budget session, fully condident Malhi in the most audacious way said: "In ko galiyan deni hoti hai India ko, ye galiya de dete hai Hindu ko; kya kasoor hai hamara yaha pe?"...

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Racism isn’t wiped out completely from USA; it’s still in our DNA

US President Barack Obama on Monday expressed grief and concerns over therising number of racial attacks throughout the country which boasts itself as a developed nation believing in the principles of liberty, equality and prosperity...

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NHRC sends notice to Jharkhand Govt over killing of 12 suspected Maoists in an encounter

The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that 12 suspect Maoists, including four minors, were killed in a joint operation of Cobra Battalion and district police in Jharkhand. ..

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Indian student killed in US over petty issue by unidentified person

A 23-year-old Indian student studying in United States was shot dead by unidentified persons on Sunday night, reported US media. Sai Kiran a Hyderabad residence was pursuing his MS from Atlantic University in Florida...

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‘Gay Pride Parade’ to draw 180,000 to Tel Aviv event

Jerusalem, June 12: Around 180000 people are expected to party in central Tel Aviv Friday for the annual Gay Pride Parade, and police will deploy in force to secure the event and redirect traffic in the notoriously congested city. The march will begin at noon after a party at Gan Meir on King George Street. It will then make its way down Bograshov Street to Ha-Yarkon Street, Frishman Street and then south on Herbert Samuel Boulevard along the seaside and ending at Charles Clore Park, where a party ..

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Bill giving rights to transgenders to be tabled in monsoon session of Parliament

A bill giving rights to transgenders will be tabled during the next session of Parliament, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot said on Thursday..

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The 'invisibles' now get visibility but, the road seems long for the ‘Third gender’

There is a new wave of revolution in the nation where transgenders, often referred to as ‘third gender’ have struggled and framed their name on the wall of fame, swallowing every slight that came in their way, with determination. They had, however, lost their identity over the years but regained visibility after a new wave revived their existence...

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Iraqi Kurds revive ancient Kurdish Zoroastrianism religion

The small, ancient religion of Zoroastrianism is being revived in Iraqi Kurdistan. Followers say locals should join because it’s a truly Kurdish belief. Others say the revival is a reaction to extremist Islam...

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A wave of 'social revolution': India gets its first Indian transgender college Principal in West Bengal

Trangenders in India are, however, creating a revolution and making their presence felt in almost all the sectors. Right from television anchors to college principal, they have nailed themselves in different sections of the society...

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Hindus in Bangladesh: Case studies of vanishing People of vanishing community

The world has seen how Jews acting as a strong lobby in international politics have achieved the security of Jewish community worldwide and garnered support for Israel on various global platforms. But it is unfortunate for Hindus in Bangladesh. However, the Hindus of Bangladesh should increase the global network of that to mobilize a global opinion and pressure in support of Bangladesh Hindus. India, which should be the natural support base for Hindus anywhere in the world, prefers to remain mute ..

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Ireland becomes first country to leagalise same-sex marriage by popular vote

Ireland becomes first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote. The referendum was passed 62.1% yes to 37.9% no vote. The total turnout was 60.5%..

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Assam’s Jorhat College opens door to transgender students

In a pioneering move, Jorhat College (amalgamated) has decided to open its doors to transgender students. The admission forms of the college for the next academic year, starting July, will differ from other colleges in the Northeast as it will have an additional option in the gender column apart from male and female categories namely transgender or the third gender...

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Left MPs plead for Teesta Setalvad, deplore govt action against her

Left MPs plead for Teesta Setalvad, deplore govt action against her..

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Pakistan: Rights activists protest against inactivity of Police in murder cases of minorities

Rights activists in Pakistan voiced their strong protest against the Nagarparkar police officials in case of three murders attempted on 4 april, in Nagarparkar, Tharparkar in Sindh. The pleading of the protesting activists of “Progressive Human Foundation” was based on several issues of rape and forced conversion with girls from minority community and shocking apathy and inactivity on the part of police who have not taken any action against the alleged culprits...

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Oxford dictionary to add new title 'Mx' for transgender people

In a first, a gender-neutral new title "Mx" could soon join Mr, Mrs, Miss and Ms as an honorific for transgender people and anyone else who does not identify with a particular gender...

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Rajya Sabha passes Transgenders Rights bill

The upper house on Friday passed a landmark legislation aimed at bringing the transgender community into the social mainstream. The law Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 is a stepping stone to safeguard the often marginalised community from facing social stigma and ostracism within the society six decades after India became republic...

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“Moderate” Bangladesh says human rights activist working for “interests of the Jews”

For years, Bangladesh has come more and more under the influence of radical Islamists who now control many of the country’s social institutions from banking to education. Yet, the self-styled “liberal” Awami League has refused to counter that for fear of political backlash and the success of its opponent, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party...

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Hindus declining from Bangladesh: UNHRC, Amnesty- anyone listening?

Analysis on population census before and after independence of Bangladesh shows that number of Hindus and rate of Hindus are decreased in the country. Number of Muslims and their change has always been increased. Other religious minority people like christen, Buddhists, ahmedias remains almost same but the Hindus are declining...

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Cause of losing Hindu land of Bangladesh

Nearly two lakh Hindus have lost 22 lakh acres of their land and houses during the last six years, Said Prof. Abul Barkat, reknown economist and Prof of university of Dhaka. The market value of this land is Taka 2, 52,000 crore (about $156 million), which is more than half of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)...

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Yezidis protest in Brussels to help raise global awareness

The most persecuted Yezidi people recently staged protests Monday in Brussels to attract the global attention towards their plight at the hands of ISIS and to raise a general awareness regarding their condition. ..

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Sikh man brutally beaten up in gentleman's land of Britain

Allegedly racist attack on Singh man who was brutally beaten up on a crowded street in Birmingham shows a video, the UK’s second-largest city went viral on Internet, prompting the police to launch a probe into the suspected hate crime...

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‘Solar Impulse’ great inspiration for India to go solar

Solar Impulse, voyaging around the world without fuel or pollution, have begun a new chapter in the books of golden history of aviation and stretched its wings to a whole new level of solar energy usage...

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When will there be an end to the plight of minorities in Bangladesh?

Today, the violence and discrimination against minorities, especially Hindus by the Muslim community in Bangladesh has increased tremendously. Different the sources of the news and media published the news that the rate of violence and raped and tortured has been increased and that is alarming for the overall Bangladesh and as well as Hindu community of Bangladesh. Physical tortured, forcefully conversion, raped and religious discrimination now is common in everywhere in Bangladesh. Without the precaution ..

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Rights activists formed Human Chain to laud equal rights to all Bangladesh Citizens

To celebrate International women's Day, several Rights activists in Bangladesh organized a Human chain and a colorful parade in which the participants chanted Slogans for equal rights and opportunities for all categories of Citizen of Bangladesh. ..

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Rlys to implement SOPs to ensure protection of vulnerable kids

Implementation of SOPs an historic moment for welfare of these children: Maneka Sanjay Gandhi..

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Government to ensure fair wages to workers: Dattatreya

Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Wednesday said the government intends to ensure “fare wages” for the labourers...

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PSU bank employee cancels nationwide strike; after getting 15% raise

Public sector bank employee unions Monday withdrew their call for a four-day nationwide strike, with the management agreeing to a 15 percent hike in wages..

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Participating in any strike is neither desirable nor affordable for the nation: Arun Jaitley

Ahead of the Public Sector Bank employee’s strike that was about to commence from 23rd February, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley entered in the discussion and asked them to quite their strike plan...

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Tibetans urge International Olympic Committee to pay heed to human rights in Tibet

As the International Olympic Committee prepare its visit to Beijing, one of the candidates vying to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games Tibetans and Tibet supporters called on IOC to pay attention to China’s gross violation of human rights in Tibet...

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Zero tolerance for religious group that incite hatred overtly or covertly: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday at the celebration of Elevation to Sainthood of Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Mother Euphrasia in New Delhi said that the Government will not allow any religious group, belonging to majority or minority to incite hatred against others overtly or covertly and that fanaticism will not be tolerated...

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Will take up Delhi church attack issue with Rajnath: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today condemned the incident of desecration of a Delhi church, which has raised concerns among members of minority community, saying he will personally meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and request him to bring the culprits to book...

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Religious discrimination won't be tolerated; security of churches, other places of worship ensured: Rajnath

In the wake of "attacks" on churches, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the government would not tolerate any discrimination on the basis of caste and religion and directed the Delhi police to ensure security of churches and other places of worship...

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‘Anti-Hijab’ Nursing teacher murdered by islamic goons in Bangladesh

Unidentified assailants allegedly from Jammat Islamists hacked to death a female Hindu teacher of Chittagong Nursing College in broad daylight in the city’s Chawkbazar on last Saturday morning. The teacher raised her voice recently against a Fatwa of wearing compulsory Hijab for female nursing students...

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It had become fashionable to talk about human rights violations in J&K

The Supreme Court on Monday said it had become fashionable for activists in the country to talk about human rights violations in militancy-hit Jammu & Kashmir and other troubled spots while glossing over the other side of the story. It also asked why filmmakers portrayed only alleged excesses committed by security forces in J&K...

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Delhi HC sets aside NHRC order holding AAP leader Somnath Bharti guilty of racial prejudice

Delhi HC sets aside NHRC order holding AAP leader Somnath Bharti guilty of racial prejudice..

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WB Police beat activist's, authorities should intercept says HRW

West Bengal state police, Border security force to higher authorities, Human Rights watch reports that Indian authorities should immediately investigate allegations that West Bengal police violate their powers to beat activist on Friday...

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Amnesty: Resuming executions ‘not the answer’ to Peshawar school tragedy

Pakistan government must resist giving in to fear and anger in the wake of the Peshawar school tragedy and maintain its moratorium on executions, Amnesty International said on Friday after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to restart executions for terrorism-related offences. ..

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US Senate recognises Nobel laureates; honours Malala, Satyarthi

The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution recognising Nobel laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai as 'symbols of peace' for their efforts to end the scourge of child slavery and advance education for all children...

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Christian couple in Pak were tortured, burnt, post-mortem report confirms

Christian couple killed in Kot Radha Kishan on Nov 4, had been burnt to death in the presence of a few police officials among other witnesses, confirms Pakistan's Punjab police report on Monday..

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Transgenders, eunuchs demand repeal of section 377

People from the sex minority community of transgenders, gays and eunuchs on Thursday complained about the insensitivity of society and harassment from the police and demanded that section 377 of the Indian Penal Code should be repealed...

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Iran Condemns Human Rights Violations, Torture by CIA

The Iranian Foreign Ministry deplored the human rights violations by the CIA which were recently revealed in a report by the Senate Intelligence Committee...

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You need to raise your voice to bring the change. You have to stand for your rights

Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai said on Tuesday that she was honoured to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and it made her feel “more powerful and courageous”...

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Saksham scheme to benefit 84 differently-abled students

Eighty four differently-abled students are likely to be benefited under the government's Saksham scholarship scheme during the current financial year, parliament was told on Wednesday...

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RTI requests more than double in 2014

The number of Right to Information (RTI) requests has seen a 120 percent surge in the financial year 2013-2014 and the numbers will continue to rise in the next year as well, latest data reveals...

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Snowden calls on UN to protect privacy, rights

Edward Snowden, co-winner of the Right Livelihood Award, has called on the United Nations to propose new measures to protect individual privacy and human rights...

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Women should play greater role in politics and social affairs : Nguyen thi doan

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan has called on the French-speaking community to pay more attention to promoting the role women and youth in politics, economic development and social affairs..

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Religious leaders to initiate eradication of slavery

The Global Freedom Network (GFN) Tuesday is slated to bring together religious leaders in the Vatican City to form an initiative to eradicate modern slavery by the year 2020...

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What about attack on Human rights defender: ICJ asks Bangladesh Govt

The International Commission of Juries has called for an immediate action on Prominent Human rights activist of Bangladesh Adv. Rabindra Ghosh who was attacked physically attacked by a group of lawyers on 25 November 2013, while he was attending a client’s bail hearing. Ghosh alleges that six lawyers hit him on the head and body, causing him to fall. Further injury was prevented only because other peers pulled him from the courtroom into the chambers of a presiding judge...

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100,000 North Koreans protest UN's human rights resolution

Some 100,000 North Koreans have staged a demonstration in Pyongyang against the UN resolution seeking to bring human rights violations in North Korea under the international justice system, media reported on Wednesday...

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Ferguson Violence- Crisis between Apartheid and Justice

White Police officer Darren Wilson shoots black teenager Michael Brown in August and now grand jury acquits police officer of all charges triggering nationwide protests seeking justice to deceased black teenager...

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Minorities declining from their ancestral land of Bangladesh: Human Rights report

A human rights report based on a survey in Bangladesh has revealed that the Minorities are declining from their ancestral land in the Islamic nation. Grabbing of ancestral lands by outsiders is a major cause of violence against minority communities in the country, an Alliance program at Dhaka Daily Star Auditorium took place on Nov 18 2014...

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Must end child labour to create more jobs: Satyarthi

Nobel laureate and child rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi said Friday children working as labourers needed to be rescued and rehabilitated to tackle the rising unemployment rate globally...

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Iran calls UN human rights resolution ‘biased’

Iran has slammed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly's rights committee on alleged human rights violations in the country...

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Indigenous people's organisations announce joint protests

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) and Indigenous Nationalities Movement of Nepal Monday announced joint protest programs to guarantee the indigenous people's rights to identity in the new constitution...

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US seeks to end discrimination against LGBT community in India

The United States on Thursday sought an end to discrimination to the LGBT community in India. Sarah Sewall, under secretary for civilian security, democracy and human rights at the US state department, said that both the countries can work together on issues like employment of women and sexual violence...

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Forms for Indian Citizenship to be manually accepted by Minorities of Pak and Afghanistan

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has considered the difficulties being encountered by the minority community nationals of Pakistan and Afghanistan for submitting their applications for grant of Indian Citizenship...

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People under preventive detention can't be barred from voting: EC

Amid allegations of misuse of police against political rivals during polls, Election Commission has said that people under preventive detention have the right to vote and warned against non-compliance of the directive during Jharkhand polls...

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Hindus in Bangladesh speak out against chronic human rights violations: UNHRC listening?

Human rights in Bangladesh have forcefully demanded an independent and neutral investigation into incidents of repression on the minorities. Seeking justice for the victims, the organizations demanded that the attackers be brought to book...

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Hurriyat moves to human rights body for probe into Badgam firing: J&K

All Parties Hurriyat Conference has filed a petition before the Human Rights Commission of the territory seeking an inquiry into yesterday’s army firing in Badgam district, which left two youth dead and two others injured...

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Need to provide security to lower workers: President

There is a need to provide livelihood security to those in the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday...

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