‘Kashmir’s youngest pellet victim’: Two rights activists write to NHRC

‘Kashmir’s youngest pellet victim’: Two rights activists write to NHRC

SRINAGAR: Two human rights defenders from Kashmir have approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to take cognisance of the firing of pellets by government forces upon an 18-month-old girl in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday. Hiba Nisar has received pellet injury in her right eye and doctors have said she requires a surgery. […]

Case filed in NHRC over missing Kashmiri student

Case filed in NHRC over missing Kashmiri student

Srinagar: A case has been filed before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to inquire into the whereabouts of a Kashmiri student who has been missing since October 28 from the campus of Sharda University at Greater Noida. Advocate Syed Mujtaba and Mirza Jahanzeb Beg filed the case in the NHRC on Thursday over the […]

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 […]