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Dr. Kafeel Khan wrote to UNHRC

Letter to UNHRC – Dr Kafeel Khan, Punished Because He’s Muslim

Kafeel Khan, a doctor by profession and a social activist has been targeted by Yogi Government since 2017, in 3 years he had been...
Sand mafias allegedly killed a media journalist in the Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh on the 19th June 2020.

NHRC Issues Notice to UP Government over Murder of Journalist by Sand Mafia

It seems that the Yogi Government is craving the spotlight. Sand mafias have allegedly killed a media journalist in the Unnao district of Uttar...
The Kanpur District Magistrate has found seven pregnant girls living in the home, five of them tested positive for Covid-19.

NHRC Issues Notice Over Reports of 57 Minor Girls found COVID positive, 5 Pregnant,...

The NHRC, to address this laxity on part of the authorities has taken suo moto cognizance of the various media reports highlighting this incident....
The man died near a government office in Uttar Pradesh. Later, the Municipal workers dumped him in a garbage van.

Corpse Dumped in a Garbage Van in Uttar Pradesh, NHRC Takes Cognizance

On 12th June 2020, the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) took suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the mishandling of a corpse in Uttar...
The NHRC team made the visit after allegations that despite having beds, the hospital was denying the patients admission and treatment.

NHRC Team Visits LNJP Hospital For Inspecting COVID-19 Treatment Facilities

A team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) visited the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital (LNJP) in Delhi; for an on the spot assessment...
Only 12% of Delhi Government and 8% of Central Government plus 7% private hospital beds are occupied till date.

NHRC Issues Notices to GNCT Delhi for Mismanagement of Health Infrastructure

The National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC), issued notices to Government of NCT Delhi(GNCT) and the Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry in response to...
The incident in question are instances of medical apathy that two expecting women were forced to face.

NHRC Issues Notice to UP Government Over Medical Apathy Towards Two Expecting Women; Cites...

It seems that another gory event has dotted the landscape of Uttar Pradesh; an incident highlighting yet another example of violation of human rights....
The Commission has listed both short-term and long-term measures in order to reduce the sufferings of the migrant workers.

Supreme Court Allows NHRC’s Petition Concerning Miseries of Migrants

The National Human Rights Commission filed an application before the Supreme Court. It was concerning the plight of migrant workers; stranded in different parts...
The commission noted that these migrant labourers are distressed people; they have already suffered a lot at distant places.

State Has Failed to Protect the Lives of the Poor: NHRC

National Human Rights Commission takes suo moto cognizance of the media reports airing that the trains ferrying the migrant labourers are starting late. Moreover,...
The Commission has sought details regarding the steps taken for the safe departure of the migrant labourers.

NHRC Seeks Response from Yogi Government on Human Rights Violation of Migrant Laborers

Migrant laborers yet again faced a classic example of serious violation of their human rights in broad daylight. According to a media report, Vipin...
Reportedly, 26 migrant labourers lost life and more than 30 sustained injuries in the fatal accident

Dead & Injured of Auraiya Accident Taken in Same Vehicle, NHRC Issues Notice to...

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh; after taking suo motu action...
NHRC takes congnizance of reports of a mother pulling a suitcase with her small child hung over it.

Human Rights of Migrants at Stake: NHRC Intervenes

The media reports concerning a mother pulling a suitcase with her small child hung over it, is hitting the headline. The media persons captured...
The locals from Faizapur, Gurugram attacked a 20 year old Mahipur woman while she was passing from the locality while also uttering racial slurs.

Manipur Woman Suffers Racial Slurs & Physical Attack, NHRC Takes Cognizance

The National Human Rights Commission took suo moto cognizance of the media reports; alleging that a 20-year-old girl hailing from Manipur was subject to racial...
standard operating procedure

NHRC Questions the Standard Operating Procedure Adopted by COVID-19 Hospitals

The National Human Rights Commission took suo moto cognizance of a complaint accompanied by media reports. The reports highlighted the negligence in the treatment...
In the said incident, an empty goods train ran over 16 migrant workers lying on the railway tracks.

NHRC: Death of 16 Migrant Workers Could Be Averted, District Administration at Fault

A rather ghastly incident occurred between Badnapur and Karmad stations in Nanded Division in the early hours of May 8, 2020. In the said...
NHRC takes suo moto cognizance of the incident of leakage of styrene gas in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

NHRC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance on Vizag Gas Leak Tragedy, Issues Notices

The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) took suo moto cognizance of the incident of leakage of styrene gas in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Explicitly,...
NHRC seeks an account from the Ministry of Home Affairs for the arrangements made for the mentally ill people roaming on the street.

Mentally Ill Should Not Become Easy Carriers of COVID-19: NHRC

NHRC, (National Human Rights Commission) has taken cognizance of a complaint; with regard to infringement of human rights of the mentally ill people stranded...

Police Watches as Three Get Lynched, NHRC Issues Notice

NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) has issued a notice to DGP, Maharashtra on 21.04.20. The notice was in effect to a complaint. The complaint...
Lockdown Guidelines

Lockdown guidelines Not To Undermine People’s Right to Life, Liberty & Dignity- NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission has asked the Centre to issue an advisory. They asked the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to issue guidelines/...

Former CJI H. L. Dattu to Chair NHRC

The Governement has selected Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu (HL Dattu), former Chief Justice of India, as the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission.  He will...
The authorities in J&K, last year, abolished the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC); among seven other commissions.

A Year Since Dissolution of J&K State Human Rights Commission in 2019: Centre’s Inaction...

On August 05, 2019 Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister introduced a Constitutional Amendment in the Indian Parliament abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution....
The Project: Serving the Shramiks has targeted to reach 1,00,000 Shramik train passsengers to provide them with food and water.

Serving the Shramiks: A NLSIU- BITS- Akshaya Patra Foundation Initiative for Provision of Food...

In light of the deplorable condition of migrant workers travelling via Shramik trains, highlighted by various news reports, the Akshaya Patra Foundation has taken...
LG Polymers Plant

Vizag Gas Leak: Supreme Court Refuses to Issue Notice in LG Polymers Petition

The Supreme Court on May 19 refused to issue notice in a plea filed by LG Polymers. The petition challenged the order of the...
Affected people being treated at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in Visakhapatnam, May 07, 2020.

National Crisis Management Committee Takes Stock of the Vizag Gas Leak Tragedy

The National Crisis Management Committee under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba met for the second consecutive day; to review the situation...
NGT bench directed LG Polymers India Pvt. Ltd., owner of the plant, to deposit a sum of Rs. 50 Crore with the District Magistrate.

Vizag Gas Leak Tragedy: NGT Constitutes Committee, Directs Owner to Pay 50 Crores

In a suo moto case against the fateful incident of a chemical gas leak at Vizag, the National Green Tribunal constituted a five-member Committee...

Winter Session of Parliament begins: Summary of Legislations

The much-awaited Winter Session of the Parliament begins today (November 26th to December 23rd, 2015). The top developments are that the current legislative agenda includes 19...