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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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BJP MPs seek NHRC probe in Kangana case


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Death of infants: NHRC issues show-cause notice to J&K govt


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NSA against man for rape-murder

A day after a TOI report on the rape and murder of an 18-year-old Dalit girl in a UP town, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of the case. Hours before that,..
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Covid-19: NHRC writes to States, UTs seeking information on medical infrastructure, practices


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NHRC notice to UP govt, police chief over alleged rape, murder of Dalit girl


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Pay 6 activists Rs 6L in damages: NHRC to Chhattisgarh


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NHRC orders monetary compensation against Chhattisgarh Govt for filing false FIRs against human rights defenders


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Varavara Rao's family approaches NHRC; seeks updates on his health

updates on his health and line of treatment every six hours.
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Five Indians stranded in Pakistan due to Covid-19 lockdown repatriated: MEA tells NHRC

The 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..
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Tuticorin custodial deaths: Will seek permission from Madras HC to transfer case to CBI, says Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami

In 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.
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Custodial death of father-son duo in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin sparks outrage, Kanimozhi writes to NHRC

While Fennix fell ill and died at the Kovilpatti General Hospital on Monday, his father died on Tuesday morning.
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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
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NHRC notices to UP govt, cops over removal of body using garbage van in Balrampur

The 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..
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NHRC notices to J&K, Centre on death of 12 kids


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NHRC issues notices to Centre, Delhi govt over mismanagement of COVID-19 situation

The 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..
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SC asks NHRC to frame guidelines for protection & rehabilitation of bonded labour during pandemic


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Non-implementation of 1979 law caused migrant worker distress during lockdown: NHRC


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NHRC plea to intervene on migrants case allowed by SC, suggests 'short term and long term measures' to deal with crisis

The 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..
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NHRC moves SC over migrant crisis, seeks ‘Vande Bharat’ mission-like measures for migrants

In 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..
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SC permits NHRC to intervene, suggest measures to deal with plight of migrant workers

The 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..
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NHRC issues notices to home secretary, railways, Gujarat, Bihar over migrants deaths


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NHRC notice to UP govt over death of 19-year-old migrant worker due to hunger

The 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..
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NHRC takes cognisance of migrant woman walking on Agra highway pulling her child sleeping half hung on suitcase

As 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.
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Aurangabad Rail Accident: NHRC issues notices to Maharashtra govt, DM; seeks detailed report within 4 weeks

The 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.
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Vizag gas leak: Andhra CM announces Rs 1 crore to kin of those dead, NHRC issues notice to state - Latest Updates

Here are the last updates in the Vizag gas leak case:
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NHRC issues notice to Andhra Pradesh govt, Centre over Vizag gas leak tragedy

So far, 10 people have died in the tragedy.
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NHRC notice to Maharashtra DGP over Palghar lynching


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Nigerian security forces killed 18 people during lockdowns: rights panel

Nigerian 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.
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Ensure that public servants implement lockdown restrictions sensibly: NHRC asks Centre

The NHRC has asked the Centre, through the Union Home Ministry, to issue suitable guidelines.
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NHRC directs Centre to issue guidelines to public servants to behave 'sensibly' with migrants, vulnerable sections


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Ensuring food, shelter of mentally ill persons responsibility of the state: NHRC


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Lockdown: NHRC asks Centre about arrangements made for mentally ill people in streets


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NHRC: Human rights violation against Assam man beaten by mob for allegedly selling beef

The 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..
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Nirbhaya case: HC declines plea for NHRC to assess physical, mental health of 4 death row convicts

The 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..
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Top News of the Day | March 3, 2020: UNHRC's plea in SC over CAA, more cases of coronavirus in India and more

In 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.
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For clarity, NHRC asks govt to define ‘human rights offences’


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NHRC chairman seeks more power for commission from Centre


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NHRC notice to UP govt after Congress sought action against 'police atrocities' on anti-CAA protesters


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'Something terribly wrong has happened': Congress moves NHRC over UP Police action during anti-CAA protests

Top Congress leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi, were part of the delegation that met the NHRC on Monday.
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Rahul, Priyanka meet NHRC officials over police 'brutalities' on anti-CAA protesters in UP


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Anti-CAA protests: Priyanka Gandhi to move NHRC against UP govt over police action


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NHRC issues notice to UP DGP over police action during anti-CAA protests in state


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Anti-CAA protest: NHRC team visits Jamia Millia Islamia library


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Telangana encounter deaths: SC orders judicial inquiry under former SC judge VS Sirpurkar

The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed a three-member inquiry commission headed by former SC judge V S Sirpurkar to conduct a probe into alleged encounter killing of four gangrape and murder accused..
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2 Hyderabad rape-murder accused were minors, claim families

At least two of the four youths suspected of raping and murdering a young veterinarian, who were later killed in a police “encounter”, were minors, according to their family members. The families..
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NHRC team meets families of Hyderabad vet, 4 accused


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NHRC to probe Hyderabad encounter

Taking 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..
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Hyderabad Encounter: National Human Rights Commission to send fact-finding team for spot inquiry

The 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.
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NHRC takes cognisance of Hyderabad encounter, orders probe


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NHRC expresses serious concern over incidents of sexual assault, issues notice to Centre, states


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