Delhi HC dismisses Somnath Bharti's plea against NHRC order

The Delhi High Court Tuesday dismissed AAP leader Somnath Bharti's plea challenging NHRC order in connection with the controversial midnight raid early this year, saying it is "premature".

HC asks Bharti's reply on outcome of NHRC proceedings

The Delhi High court on Monday asked AAP leader Somnath Bharti to apprise it about the final outcome of the proceedings before NHRC in connection with his controversial midnight raid early this year.

Sumitra Mahajan calls for balanced view on human rights

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday stressed on the need for balance when considering the human rights of those accused of crime and the victims.

NHRC notice to UP, Bihar govts over bonded labour

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.

Wife of slain Myanmar reporter slams inquiry into death

The wife of a reporter shot dead by Myanmar`s military criticised on Wednesday an official inquiry into his death, adding her voice to calls for an independent probe into the killing.

Drug addiction is 'very serious' problem in Punjab: NHRC

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.

NHRC notice to Punjab over five infants' death

The NHRC has issued notice to Punjab over the deaths of five babies in a Ludhiana hospital due to alleged lack of medical facilities, a statement said Tuesday.

Assault on journalists: NHRC notice to Haryana Police

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Haryana Police over alleged police assault on journalists outside the ashram of 'godman' Rampal in Hisar.

Sexual assault case: NHRC issues notice to Delhi govt, Police

National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Delhi government and Police over reports of inaction in a case of sexual assault of two blind students and sought a report from them within two weeks.

NHRC favours replacing of "very old" Prison Act

Terming the 1894 Prison Act as "very old", National Human Rights Commission on Friday recommended today that it be replaced to ensure basic human rights for prisoners.

Undertrial prisoners should be released on bail: NHRC Chief

Maintaining that prisons are for convicts and not for undertrials, National Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Justice KG Balakrishnan on Thursday said that after filing of chargesheets, the undertrial prisoners should be released on bail to reduce overcrowding in jails.

Fewer undertrials might solve prison overcrowding, says NHRC

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson Justice (retd) KG Balakrishnan on Thursday said overcrowding in Indian prisons can be reduced if the number of undertrials is brought down.

NHRC to probe Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy

The National Human Rights Commission will send a team to Chhattisgarh to probe the deaths of 13 women in a mass sterilisation camp organised in the state.

Budgam firing incident: NHRC notice to Defence Ministry, SP over youths killing

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Union Ministry of Defence and SP of Budgam over killing of two youths in firing by Army in Kashmir.

Odisha govt directed to pay damage for infant death

 National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Odisha government to pay Rs three lakh damage to a woman who lost her newborn child in a government hospital a year ago due to alleged medical negligence.

NHRC raps Health Ministry for delaying report on HIV drugs

The National Human Rights Commission has rapped the Union Health Ministry for failing to meet the deadline to respond to its notice issued over alleged shortage of life saving drugs for HIV patients.

Baby crushed to death at DU College, NHRC dissatisfied over denial of relief to parents

 National Human Rights Commission today expressed "dissatisfaction" over various government agencies skirting responsibility to pay monetary relief to the parents of a five-month-old child who was allegedly crushed under a vehicle at a construction site in a Delhi University college.

Mexican soldiers allegedly executed 12 surrendered suspects

Mexican soldiers executed at least a dozen people who surrendered after a gunfight in June between troops and suspected criminals, a government human rights official said Tuesday.

NHRC notice to UP Police over undertrial's torture

The NHRC has issued notice to Uttar Pradesh Police over the alleged torture of an under-trial prisoner after he refused to bribe the jailor in the states' Mahoba district, a statement said Friday.

NHRC notices to Jhansi authorities over torture of Dalit youth

The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to the district authorities of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh over the alleged torture of a Dalit youth who was "thrashed and forced to eat human excreta".