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Pushing Human Rights Jurisprudence a Challenge A tribute to legal luminary KG Kannabiran

Kanna advanced the argument that there should not be any form of prior sanction for prosecuting a policeman in a Human Rights Court. The fact that there is the establishment of a Human Rights Court at the district level under the protection of Human Rights Act is by itself a statutory sanction. No separate sanction…

CJP petitions NHRC over communal clashes in Madhya Pradesh A daily wager’s house was illegal razed as a consequence

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has, in a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), urged the authority to take a suo motu notice and conduct an investigation into the violence and inflammatory sloganeering against the residents of Begum Bagh in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. On January 18, 2021, CJP approached the Commission to…

Dalit youth assaulted: NHRC transfers CJP complaint to UPHRC The victim was accused of assault instead, and incarcerated on the complaint of his assailants!

CJP moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the issue of caste based violence in a small village of Uttar Pradesh where a young Dalit boy was beaten up by ‘upper caste’ men. This complaint has been redirected and transferred by the NHRC to the Uttar Pradesh Human Rights Commission (UPHRC) for consideration and…

NHRC’s advisories on Covid-19 How to help women, children, prisoners, persons with disability or mental illness

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is a statutory body under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 that aims to protect and promote the cause of Human Rights in India. It looks into violations of human rights by any State actors, recommend measures for the effective implementation of Human rights, to encourage organisations within…

CJP-AIUFWP move NHRC against firing on peaceful Adivasi protesters in Kaimur Many protesters were also arrested, their demands fell on deaf ears

In a shocking display of impunity and abuse of power, the Bihar Police fired at and wrongfully arrested Adivasi activists of Kaimur Mukti Morcha on September 11, 2020 during a sit-in demonstration demanding land, forest and water in Kaimur. Now, CJP and the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have brought to the…

Sultanpur rape case: NHRC demands police report on death threats to journalist CJP had moved NHRC seeking protection for reporter who had exposed police inaction and possible cover-up in the case

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked UP Police to file an Action Taken Report in the case of a journalist receiving death threats and threats for false implication in cases after he reported on inaction of police in a rape case in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. In October 2019, Citizens for Justice and Peace…

Forest Rights: Van Gujjar family released on bail, after custodial assault CJP and AIUFWP writes formal complaint to NHRC

The family of Mustafa Chopra has been released on bail after their arrest on June 17th, during which their dera (shelter) was demolished by police and forest officials. While in custody, Mustafa and his family were physically assaulted by officials. CJP and the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) have written a formal complaint to…

NHRC Fights The Good Fight

In 2019, NHRC fights the good fight Here’s a look at the prominent human rights issues picked up by NHRC in the year gone by

Some major and critical issues picked up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) include cases of death due to cleaning of tanks, cases of sexual abuse and police inaction as also cases of custodial deaths. It is noteworthy, that the NHRC has taken so much initiative in one year. However, it is also important for…

CJP Moves NHRC Against Police Excesses In Daryaganj

CJP in Action: CJP moves NHRC against police excesses in Daryaganj  The Commission has registered the complaint that retells the horrors of the night when 18 minors were detained

CJP took note of this abhorrent incident in Delhi in which 8 minors were detained by the Daryaganj Police station and were reportedly stripped below the waist and beaten with lathis and belts. An email was first sent in order to lodge a complaint at the earliest detailing how the detained minors were beaten and how…

Following CJP’s complaint NHRC initiates inquiry in Sultanpur rape case The Commission has asked for a report from the U.P. police

NHRC has taken up the cudgels to ensure women’s safety in the country, as it recently asked state governments as well as the Centre to submit SOP on women’s safety measures. It is proving to be a strong entity and nodal agency for human rights and is actively taking cognizance of issues, something that is…

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