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Odisha rights panel seeks report on distress labour migration

-The Hindu A full Bench directs the Labour Secretary to file a comprehensive report on the issue by October 28 BHUBANESWAR: A full Bench of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Monday took suo motu cognizance of distress labour migration from the State and directed the Labour Secretary to file a comprehensive report on the issue by October 28. The full Bench of the OHRC, comprising chairperson Justice Bimala Prasad Das and members J

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UNHRC asks India to end lockdown in J&K -Kallol Bhattacharjee

-The Hindu Michelle Bachelet also asked India to ensure that the National Register of Citizens verification in Assam does not leave the people Stateless Geneva: The UN Human Rights Council urged India on Monday to end the lockdown in Kashmir and restore basic communications services. Delivering the Opening Statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet noted the situation in

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RTI law: paradigm shift in realizing Constitutional rights that cannot be taken back -Nikhil Dey and Aruna Roy

lers, a lesson the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh think tank will be taught one day is that they might gain legal manoeuvrability by legislating to suppress democratic space, but there are basic Human Rights that no law, no police, no armed force, and indeed no mob or propaganda can curtail. There is legislative cunning behind the RTI amendments. Successive governments have realized that people can, and have used RTI like an ‘x ray&rsquo

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Press release--Status of Policing in India Report 2019: Police Adequacy and Working Conditions

nts of the panel discussion were Aruna Roy, social activist and founder of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Prakash Singh, Former DGP, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Border Security Force and Vrinda Grover, Human Rights lawyer and social activist. The discussion was chaired by Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Former Chief Justice, Kerala and Gauhati High Courts.     The report examines the co

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Haryana police brutally tortured nearly 50% of jail inmates, finds survey -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

t Haryana Police has been undertaking in dealing with prisoners, both men and women, a study has revealed. The report, Inside Haryana Prisons, by Sabika Abbas and Madhurima Dhanuka of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiatives, was prepared following a study commissioned by the Haryana State Legal Services Authority. It is based on interviews of 475 inmates in 19 prisons across the state. Intended to shed light on the conditions of jails in the state

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Agri families borrow more, eat less to cope with kin's suicide: study -Sayantan Bera

e trying to cope with the suicide of an earning member of the family by borrowing more, skimping on food and even taking recourse to bonded labour, a new study has found. Commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the report Agrarian Crisis and Farmers’ Suicides: An Empirical Study of Endemic State is based on a 2017-18 primary survey of 200 families affected by farm suicides. Spread across four states—Maharashtra, Mad

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Manisha Verma, principal secretary, tribal development department, Maharashtra interviewed by Sugandha Indulkar (The Times of India)

am sabhas has been rolled out with the help of experts. Climate change and its mitigation is an issue that requires serious reflection at global level. To pitch tribal communities and their modest Human Rights to livelihood and habitat against this global challenge is unfair. The carbon footprints of an average tribal household are negligible in relation to rich urban households.   The Times of India, 9 August, 2019, please click her

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NRC and the work permit formula -Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

up in India, the validity of which could be extended for a period of two years. The workers would not enjoy political rights, such as the right to vote, buy property or settle in India, but will have Human Rights and could approach courts and labour commissions in case their rights were violated…. However, the work permit formula has its inherent problems. One is of political consensus. While Congress has never backed the idea, the BJP alway

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The price of a good cuppa -Soumitra Ghosh

e estimate, the plantations employ about three lakh permanent daily-wage workers. However, despite their large numbers, the issues of tea plantation workers, such as labour standards and violation of Human Rights, hardly get any space in the media, let alone being discussed in policy circles. As the plantations are located in remote places, the narratives of deprivation remain confined to these alienated enclaves. Our independent survey in 30 tea

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Death by digital exclusion? : on faulty public distribution system in Jharkhand -Shiv Sahay Singh

f kg of rice. His ration card was cancelled in 2016 for reasons that are still not clear. As a result, the tribal had not received any foodgrain under the public distribution system (PDS) since then. Human Rights activists claim that Soren, from Mahuadanr village in Dumka district of Jharkhand, died of starvation on November 11, 2018. The government denies this. Jian Kisku and his wife Rasodi Hembram live in similar conditions next door. The couple

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