Campaign for abolition of death penalty

Political parties and human rights
organisations will demand abolition of the death penalty against three assassins of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.

Sri Lanka to abolish emergency laws

Emergency laws are in force in the
country for most of the past 30 years.

Illinois` death row officially shuts down

Illinois` death row officially died when a state law abolishing the death penalty quietly took effect.

Sushil Modi opposes hike in MPLAD, wants it to be abolished

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday expressed "disagreement" with the Centre`s decision to hike the MPLAD fund to Rs five crore from Rs two crore.

States slow in abolishing manual scavenging: NHRC

Expressing concern over slow pace of abolition of manual scavenging and dry latrines, NHRC on Saturday said the statistics projected in this regard by the public authorities; do not match the ground realities.

Orissa abolishes `bartan` system of bonded labour: NHRC

After intervention by NHRC, the
Orissa government has abolished the `bartan` system prevalent
in some areas in the state under which upper caste people used
to extract work from members of some communities for a
pittance.

25 states abolish board exams

As many as 25 states have
abolished conduct of board examinations till the completion of
the elementary education.

Germany endorses a plan to abolish conscription

Germany endorses a plan to abolish compulsory military service in 2011.