A delegation of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is scheduled to arrive in the city on a three-day visit beginning Tuesday to dispose of more than 50 cases of human rights violation across nine districts of Uttar Pradesh.
A senior officer of the National Human Rights Commission, convicted for raping and deceitfully marrying a widow after concealing his first wedlock, has been awarded seven years jail by a Delhi court which observed that his "high social status" has made the offence more serious.
The NHRC has issued notice to the union chemicals and fertilizers ministry as well as the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) over reports that the latter had withdrawn an order that may lead to arbitrary hike in the prices of 108 cardiovascular and anti-diabetes drugs.
The Delhi High Court Tuesday dismissed former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti`s plea seeking to quash an NHRC order against him related to his controversial midnight campaign against an alleged drug and prostitution racket in the capital.
National Human Rights Commission on Monday accepted former Delhi minister and AAP leader Somnath Bharthi's request for hearing in the controversial midnight raid in Khirki Extension area in south Delhi in January.
The Delhi High Court will hear on December 22 Somnath Bharti's plea challenging the NHRC order holding him guilty of "racial prejudice and unlawful acts" against 12 African women during his controversial midnight raid early this year.
The Delhi government has granted licences to 571 private security agencies this year while 58 applications were rejected and 321 application are pending due to non-submission of no-objection certificates from the authorities concerned.
As many as 54 percent people from the northeast feel that discrimination is a reality in the national capital while 74 percent felt that Delhi is the "most unsafe" place in terms of ethnic discrimination, a survey report has revealed.
National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the District Magistrate of Mirzapur and Labour Commissioners of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar governments over rescue of 50 alleged bonded labourers from a brick kiln at Sinhar village area of Mirzapur.
The NHRC has issued a notice to the district magistrate of Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh and the state labour commissioner following media reports that 50 bonded labourers were rescued from a brick kiln in a village, officials said Friday.
Describing drug addiction in Punjab as a "very serious" problem, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday asked the state to immediately find the "source" of the menace and take effective steps to re-rehabilitate its victims.
Taking suo motu cognisance of a report on a worker cleaning a manhole without protective gear, NHRC has issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government, calling for a report in eight weeks on steps taken to implement provisions of Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act.