Human rights defender claims threat to life, NHRC directs TN DGP to order probe

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Tamilnadu Director General of Police to order a probe by a senior rank police officer into the complaint of a human rights defender S K Saamy, who is facing death threats. Continue Reading

Centre gets Human Rights notice over stranded sailors

The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to an MEA secretary and the director general of Shipping in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways over Indian sailors stranded onboard two ships in Chinese waters, officials said on Friday. Continue Reading

Farmer protests: SC wants committee, Centre & States to respond today

Taking cognisance of the ongoing farmer protests at Delhi, the Supreme Court on Wednesday stated that it shall form a committee comprising representatives of all the warring groups, as the current negotiations do not seem to be working. Continue Reading

Will protesting farmers be removed from Delhi? SC to decide

The Supreme Court will today hear a petition seeking removal of farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws, from Delhi borders. Continue Reading

NHRC probe sought into custodial death of father-son in Sathankulam

The ruling AIADMK and the Opposition DMK have announced Rs 25 lakh each as solatium to the families of father-son duo who died in judicial custody allegedly due to police excesses in Tuticorin district two days back. Continue Reading

NHRC notices to Centre, IRDA over refusal of mediclaim policies

The National Human Rights Commission has sent notices to the Centre and the IRDA over a report which alleged that healthcare workers’, who are at the maximum risk to contract Covid-19, are facing refusals or demands for high premiums on buying group mediclaim policies. Continue Reading

Nirbhaya case: HC refuses to direct NHRC to assess health of convicts

The Delhi High Court today declined to entertain a plea seeking direction to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to assess the mental and physical health of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. Continue Reading