Justice Cyriac Joseph to act as interim NHRC head

President Pranab Mukherjee has authorised Justice Cyriac Joseph to act as the interim chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) until the appointment of a new chairperson.

Suspects in Mexico missing students case claim torture

 Suspects detained in the disappearances and alleged slaughter of 43 students in Mexico claim they were tortured by authorities, allegations that could harm their trial, human rights experts said Monday.

Centre asked to check misuse of banned Diclofenac

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the union health and family welfare ministry to set up a committee to monitor the misuse of banned Diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug, in animal in India.

Chittoor killings: NHRC strongly favours judicial probe
Chittoor killings: NHRC strongly favours judicial probe

The National Human Rights Commission Thursday strongly favoured ordering of a judicial enquiry by Andhra Pradesh government into the Chittoor police firing incident.

Andhra, Telangana police submit reports to NHRC on killings
Andhra, Telangana police submit reports to NHRC on killings

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana police on Thursday submitted reports on the killings of 20 woodcutters in Chittor and five undertrial prisoners respectively to the NHRC.

NHRC asks Delhi govt to pay monetary relief to student victim of corporal punishment

Setting aside the contention of the Delhi government, the National Human Rights Commission has recommended that it pay Rs 25,000 as monetary relief to a boy who was a victim of corporal punishment.

Lawyers' body moves SC on NHRC Chairperson appointment

 A lawyers' body on Friday moved the Supreme Court against any moves for appointing former Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam for the post of Chairman in National Human Rights Commission.

NHRC's National Workshop on Leprosy begins in Delhi

A day-long ' National Workshop on Leprosy' organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) began in New Delhi today.

Hyderabad HC poses queries to Andhra cops on smugglers death

The Hyderabad High Court on Friday sought to know if Andhra Pradesh Police have registered a case of unnatural death in connection with the killing of 20 people in a police operation in Chittoor district.

NHRC seeks report from Telangana govt on killing of 5 undertrials

National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued a notice to Telangana government seeking a report over the killing of five under-trials, who were allegedly associated with SIMI and other radical groups, in police custody.

Red sandalwood smugglers encounter: Magisterial probe ordered, NHRC issues notice to Andhra govt
Red sandalwood smugglers encounter: Magisterial probe ordered, NHRC issues notice to Andhra govt

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police of Andhra Pradesh over the killing of 20 red sandalwood smugglers in a joint operation by the state police and forest officials.

101 people rescued from bonded labour in Bihar

In a major intervention, National Human Rights Commission has got 101 people rescued from age-old bonded labour and ensured about their rehabilitation.

NHRC issues notice to Haryana govt over botched cataract surgeries

 National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notice to Haryana government over alleged botched cataract surgeries in Panipat in which 19 patients lost their vision, and sought a report from it within two weeks.

NHRC issues notices to HRD Ministry and Delhi Police

National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notices to HRD ministry and Delhi Police in connection with the incident where the boundary wall of the Kendriya Vidyalaya collapsed in central Delhi's Gole Market killing one person and injuring three others.

Nun gang-rape case: BJP, Congress welcome NHRC notice to Mamata govt

The Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress on Wednesday were united in welcoming the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) notice to the West Bengal Government over the gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun inside a convent in Nadia district.

Nun gang-rape: NHRC issues notice to West Bengal govt​, seeks report

The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to the West Bengal government seeking a report in connection of the alleged gang-rape of a nun in the state.

Student's suicide case: NHRC notice to Gujarat Police

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the police department of Gujarat's Banaskantha district over the suicide of a student after being allegedly beaten up by schoolteachers.

NHRC asks Delhi Police to submit report on placement agencies

National Human Rights Commission on Thursday asked the Delhi Police to submit a report about placement agencies working in the national capital on allegations over their involvement in human trafficking.

NHRC seeks report from Maharashtra govt over Pansare attack

Terming it as a "serious" incident, National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to the Maharashtra Government seeking a report over attack on social activist Govind Pansare and his wife.

NHRC seeks explanation from Tamil Nadu gov​t on usage of Education Cess

The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government, seeking an explanation on usage of Education Cess fund provided by the Union Government for improving facilities in schools.