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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is a Statutory public body constituted on 12 October 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Ordinance of 28 September 1993. It was given a statutory basis by the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (PHRA). The NHRC is the National Human Rights Commission of India, responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights, defined by the Act as "Rights Relating To Life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in India.".
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Varavara Rao's family approaches NHRC; seeks updates on his healthupdates on his health and line of treatment every six hours.
Five Indians stranded in Pakistan due to Covid-19 lockdown repatriated: MEA tells NHRCThe Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has informed the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that five Indian citizens, who were stranded in Pakistan due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, have..
Tuticorin custodial deaths: Will seek permission from Madras HC to transfer case to CBI, says Tamil Nadu CM PalaniswamiIn a letter to the NHRC, she has urged the commission to investigate and initiate necessary action against the officials responsible for the "custodial" death of the father-son duo.
Custodial death of father-son duo in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin sparks outrage, Kanimozhi writes to NHRCWhile Fennix fell ill and died at the Kovilpatti General Hospital on Monday, his father died on Tuesday morning.
Can hospitals detain patients for unpaid bills?In 2018, the Union health ministry came out with a 'charter of patient rights' prepared by the National Human Rights Commission, laying down the basic rights of a patient
NHRC notices to UP govt, cops over removal of body using garbage van in BalrampurThe National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government, police and the municipal corporation of Balrampur over the removal of a body using a garbage collection..
NHRC notices to J&K, Centre on death of 12 kids
NHRC issues notices to Centre, Delhi govt over mismanagement of COVID-19 situationThe National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued notices to Delhi and Union Health Ministry about the harships faced by the citizens of the natonal capital due to non-availability of beds in..
SC asks NHRC to frame guidelines for protection & rehabilitation of bonded labour during pandemic
Non-implementation of 1979 law caused migrant worker distress during lockdown: NHRC
NHRC plea to intervene on migrants case allowed by SC, suggests 'short term and long term measures' to deal with crisisThe NHRC has sought directions from the Supreme Court for consideration of the implementation of its proposed short term and long term measures in order to decrease the plight of the migrant workers..
NHRC moves SC over migrant crisis, seeks ‘Vande Bharat’ mission-like measures for migrantsIn a suo motu writ petition filed in Supreme Court on Friday, the National Human Rights Commission has sought directions from the apex court to implement short and long-term measures to mitigate..
SC permits NHRC to intervene, suggest measures to deal with plight of migrant workersThe Supreme Court on Friday allowed human rights body NHRC to intervene in the case related to plight and miseries of stranded migrant workers due to pandemic-induced nation-wide lockdown. The top..
NHRC issues notices to home secretary, railways, Gujarat, Bihar over migrants deaths
NHRC notice to UP govt over death of 19-year-old migrant worker due to hungerThe NHRC has sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the reported death of a 19-year-old migrant worker due to hunger in Saharanpur after he had walked 350 km from Ludhiana on way to his..
NHRC takes cognisance of migrant woman walking on Agra highway pulling her child sleeping half hung on suitcaseAs per reports, the migrant woman was walking all the way from somewhere in Punjab to Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh till she caught the attention of the media persons.
Aurangabad Rail Accident: NHRC issues notices to Maharashtra govt, DM; seeks detailed report within 4 weeksThe NHRC issued the notices after taking suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the incident, which occurred between Badnapur and Karmad stations in the Nanded Division.
Vizag gas leak: Andhra CM announces Rs 1 crore to kin of those dead, NHRC issues notice to state - Latest UpdatesHere are the last updates in the Vizag gas leak case:
NHRC issues notice to Andhra Pradesh govt, Centre over Vizag gas leak tragedySo far, 10 people have died in the tragedy.
NHRC notice to Maharashtra DGP over Palghar lynching
Nigerian security forces killed 18 people during lockdowns: rights panelNigerian security forces killed 18 people in two weeks while enforcing lockdowns imposed to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said.
Ensure that public servants implement lockdown restrictions sensibly: NHRC asks CentreThe NHRC has asked the Centre, through the Union Home Ministry, to issue suitable guidelines.
NHRC directs Centre to issue guidelines to public servants to behave 'sensibly' with migrants, vulnerable sections
Ensuring food, shelter of mentally ill persons responsibility of the state: NHRC
Lockdown: NHRC asks Centre about arrangements made for mentally ill people in streets
NHRC: Human rights violation against Assam man beaten by mob for allegedly selling beefThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ruled that there is prima facie evidence of violation of human rights of a victim of a mob attack, who was beaten up for allegedly selling beef in his..
Nirbhaya case: HC declines plea for NHRC to assess physical, mental health of 4 death row convictsThe Delhi high court on Wednesday declined to entertain a plea seeking directions to the NHRC to intervene and enquire into the mental and physical state of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya..
Top News of the Day | March 3, 2020: UNHRC's plea in SC over CAA, more cases of coronavirus in India and moreIn top news of the day, NHRC has filed an intervention plea in the Supreme Court over CAA. Meanwhile, two fresh cases of coronavirus have been reported in India.
For clarity, NHRC asks govt to define ‘human rights offences’
NHRC chairman seeks more power for commission from Centre
NHRC notice to UP govt after Congress sought action against 'police atrocities' on anti-CAA protesters
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NHRC to probe Hyderabad encounterTaking suo motu cognisance of the “encounter killing”, the NHRC said on Friday that it would send a team led by a senior police officer to Telangana to probe the matter. “The team will file a..
Hyderabad Encounter: National Human Rights Commission to send fact-finding team for spot inquiryThe Commission has been insisting upon all law enforcing agencies to keep the human rights angle in their view while dealing with persons arrested or in custody.
NHRC takes cognisance of Hyderabad encounter, orders probe
NHRC expresses serious concern over incidents of sexual assault, issues notice to Centre, states