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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

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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 period for which Section 144 has been imposed can be altered keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation.

Section 144 to Remain in Action in Uttar Pradesh Until May 31, 2020

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The District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey confirmed the imposition of Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code in Ghaziabad. The Section remains in place until...
Justice Hima Kohli: First Woman Chief Justice of Telangana

Justice Hima Kohli: A Self-Made Woman in a Man’s World

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A Gender-Imbalanced Judiciary As of February 2018, the total number of judges in India’s lower judiciary was approximately 15,959. Out of these judges, about 11,397...

Modern Day Book Burning a.k.a Internet Shutdowns

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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

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Kafeel Khan, a doctor by profession and a social activist has been targeted by Yogi Government since 2017, in 3 years he had been...
According to the not-for-profit organization, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), between 1992 and 2017, 28 journalists were murdered in a premeditated or spontaneous act in direct relation to their work in India.

Journalism: The Most Dangerous Profession In India

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An instance of Media Massacre: On his Facebook profile, a journalist working for a Kanpur-based newspaper, wrote on June 14,2020 that an illegal construction...
Of the coronavirus’s many unnoticed side effects, perhaps the least appreciated are those related to mental health. More surprisingly, it’s also the youngest adults who are suffering the most mental anguish, in India and presumably elsewhere too.

COVID-19: An epidemic of Uncertainties and Mental Health Crisis for India’s Youth

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In another perplexing incident, a 16-year-old girl committed suicide by shooting herself; starting another conversation about mental health. What left many eyebrows raised was...
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

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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,...

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The NHRC, to address this laxity on part of the authorities has taken suo moto cognizance of the various media reports highlighting this incident....

IPOB Seeks Permission for #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Delhi

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On 19th January 2020, the Delhi High Court in its order directed the Commissioner of Delhi Police to assess the petition by Indigenous People...
Amit Shah holds Review Meeting

As COVID Cases in Capital Surge, Amit Shah Holds a Review Meeting with NCR...

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On June 18, 2020 Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting to review the escalating COVID-19 crisis in Delhi and National Capital Region...
Dr. Bansal spoke about the various measures the States need to undertake, to reduce the risks of the earthquake in Delhi-NCR region.

“No need to panic”: Director for NCS Says on the Recent Seismic Activity in...

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After a meeting on the recent Seismic Activity in Delhi-NCR region, Director for National centre for Seismology (NCS), Dr. B K Bansal has affirmed...
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...

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It seems that another gory event has dotted the landscape of Uttar Pradesh; an incident highlighting yet another example of violation of human rights....

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

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"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,...
Detention in the Centres even after the completion of their quarantine period results in gross violation of Article 21 i.e. Right to life.

Allahabad HC: Detention Beyond Requisite Quarantine Period Violates Right to Life

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The Allahabad High Court while hearing a petition concerning the release of members of Tablighi Jamaat issued directions to the state governments. Advocate Shaan...
Advocate Gaurav Bansal filed the plea on behalf of the non-governmental organisation, Centre for Wildlife and Environmental Litigation Foundation.

National Green Tribunal Declines Plea On Exercising Contingent Plan For Locust Attack

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The National Green Tribunal declined to consider a petition; seeking implementation of the Centre’s contingency plan to combat the impending locust attack. “The applicants...
Karnataka high Court opined that there is no fair, transparent, and rational policy adopted by the state government in selecting eligible persons for travel.

No Transparent, Rational Policy to Commute the Registered Migrants: Karnataka HC

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Karnataka High Court directs the state government to submit the report concerning the transportation of more than six lakh people. They are yet to...
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

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Migrant laborers yet again faced a classic example of serious violation of their human rights in broad daylight. According to a media report, Vipin...
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Petitioners Challenge Imposition of Hindi as Official Court Language in Haryana

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A group of advocates have challenged the constitutional validity of the Haryana official language (amendment) Act, 2020. Petitioners contended that the Act 'arbitrarily' made...
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...

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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 plea states that labourers remain exposed to exploitation if the laws concerning them remain suspended.

Plea in Apex Court: Dilution of Labour Laws Amounts to Forced Labour

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A petition challenged the Constitutional validity of the notifications issued by various State Governments; suspending the operation of certain labour laws with respect to...
Allahabad High Court has given a month's time to the State to file its counter affidavit in the matter.

PIL Accuses UP Government of Using Sodium Hypochlorite Despite MoHFW Advisory

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The Allahabad High Court on May 19, 2020, heard a Public Interest Litigation (PIL); claiming that the Uttar Pradesh Government is permitting the use...
The Gautam Buddha Nagar District Magistrate Suhas L.Y. sealed the Delhi-Noida borders.

Delhi-Noida Borders To Remain Sealed Amid COVID Lockdown

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In view of the increase in the number of COVID infected, the Gautam Buddha Nagar District Magistrate Suhas L.Y. sealed the Delhi-Noida borders. In...
Haryana Government responded that it will issue online passes to the advocates. Being that, they can move in and out of Delhi.

Haryana Government to Grant Passes to Advocates to Commute Amid Lockdown

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The Delhi High Court heard a petition concerning the interstate movements of the advocates. The Delhi High Court Bar Association filed the petition. It...
Following the issuance of Notice from Allahabad High Court, Uttar Pradesh government withdrew its controversial order on labour laws relaxations.

Following Backlash, UP Government Revokes its Relaxation of Labour Laws

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The c of 12-hour shifts for workers in industrial units, as compared to the normal 8-hour day shift, after a notice from the Allahabad...
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

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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 Petition asserts that workers are already leading a life of trials and tribulations due to the lockdown.

Dilution of Labour Laws Challenged in the Supreme Court

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Advocate on record Nirmal Kumar Ambastha moved a petition in the Supreme Court. The petition sought directions to quash the notifications issued by the...
Uttar Pradesh Government has relaxed certain labour law regulations concerning working hours, rest periods and overtime.

Allahabad High Court Issues Notice to UP Government on Relaxation of Labour Law Regulations

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The Allahabad High Court on May 14, 2020, issued a notice in a Public Interest Litigation; challenging the Uttar Pradesh Government’s move to relax...
CBI Court convicted DP Yadav in a murder case of Ex-Member of Legislative Assembly, Mahendra Singh Bhati

Apex Court Issues Notice to CBI on Murder Convict DP Yadav’s Bail Plea

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The Supreme Court issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation; on a bail plea of DP Yadav, on medical grounds. Yadav is a...
Construction stones for Ram Temple at Ayodhya; following the Apex Court verdict in Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid land dispute.

Babri Masjid Demolition: Supreme Court Sets Deadline For CBI Court To Pronounce Verdict

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In a major development, the Supreme Court on May 8, 2020, directed the CBI Court in Lucknow to conduct the proceedings of the decades-old...