NHRC important to achieve sustainable development goals: Modi

NHRC important to achieve sustainable development goals: Modi

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission has an important role to play in government’s efforts to achieve sustainable development goals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday. Addressing an event in New Delhi to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the NHRC, Modi said the government is committed to improve the lives of […]

Documentary shows 25 eventful years of NHRC

New Delhi: In a first, the story of 25 eventful years of the National Human Rights Commission will be told in a documentary that seeks to educate and enlighten people about an institution that has served a “watchdog of democracy”. Titled “NHRC: 25 years, Billion Hopes”, the documentary has been made by the Films Division […]

Petition in NHRC against crimes, corruptions of PDP-BJP govt

Petition in NHRC against crimes, corruptions of PDP-BJP govt

Srinagar: A petition was filed Thursday before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) naming as respondents former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, former Deputy CM Nirmal Singh, Home Secretary J&K and DGP J&K for investigation and punishment to those involved in civilian killings during the four-year term of the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state. The […]

NHRC sends notice to JK govt, DGP on Bukhari killing

NHRC sends notice to JK govt, DGP on Bukhari killing

New Delhi: The NHRC Monday sent a notice to Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary and the state’s police chief in connection with the killing of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, and said the incident was causing “serious threat” to free speech and freedom of press in the state. The National Human Rights Commission said it […]

‘Stone-pelting violates army’s human rights’

‘Stone-pelting violates army’s human rights’

Army kids move NHRC New Delhi: The NHRC has taken cognisance of a complaint filed by three children of Army officers alleging violation of human rights of the force’s personnel in recent incidents of stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement today, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said the complainants have also sought […]

Rohingya refugees illegal, pose security threat, Modi govt tells SC

Rohingya refugees illegal, pose security threat, Modi govt tells SC

NEW DELHI: The Government of India on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court’s registry that Rohingya Muslims were illegal immigrants in the country and posed “serious security threats”. The affidavit said that the fundamental right to reside in any part of the country is available to citizens only and illegal refugees cannot invoke […]

Dignity of dead must be given due respect: SC

Dignity of dead must be given due respect: SC

NEW DELHI: Respect the dignity of the dead, the Supreme Court said on Friday while directing state governments to follow the guidelines of the National Human Rights Commission. “It is not as if the dignity of only living persons needs to be respected but even the dignity of the dead must be given due respect. […]