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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....

Can Violation of Human Rights be Passed of as Side Effects of Measures to...

"Human Rights are not a privilege conferred by the government. They are every human being's entitlement by the virtue of their humanity."~Mother Teresa Human Rights,...
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...
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...
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...
the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) claims that India is on verge of a food crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic.

International NGO Criticizes India for Measures to Curb the Food Crisis Amid the Lockdown

An international NGO, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) claims that India is on verge of a food crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic. The...
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/...

Modern Day Book Burning a.k.a Internet Shutdowns

The internet has become an indispensable element in our society for all the obvious reasons. For the majority of users, not a single day...
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...
WhatsApp: not secure anymore

WhatsApp: How private are your chats?

WhatsApp, not a safe handle anymore! Does that shock you? When you get to know that your messages, photos, and videos over the Facebook-owned...
ASHA Workers at the protest.

ASHA: Frontline Workers Sidelined by Authorities in COVID-19

An accredited social health activist, commonly referred to as ASHA; refers to a community health worker the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare instituted as a part...
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 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,...
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...
The deal, signed by both, states Ghani would remain president and calls for Abdullah to lead the country's National Reconciliation High Council.

India Praises Kabul’s Political Agreement Via a Press Release by MEA

Political rivals of Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing agreement. The Ministry of External Affairs of India praised the agreement;...
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...
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...
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,...
The Court said - "there was an imminent danger of the life and persons of the appellant (Dalit Man)."

Delhi HC Bashes Policemen for not Registering FIR on Complaints by a Dalit Man

Delhi High Court has directed initiation of proceedings against police officers. For the reason of not registering FIR upon receiving complaints of abuse and...
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...

Sedition: Provision or Oppression?

Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak were the first prominent personalities who were charged with Sedition during the British Colonial Rule.  “Sec 124 (A) under...

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...