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NHRC notice to Gujarat Chief Secy over ‘falsely implicating’ lawyer in criminal case -Parimal A Dabhi

-The Indian Express The victim lawyer has been identified as Bilal Kagzi (39), a native of Kosamba village of Mangrol tehsil in Surat district. Gandhinagar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a show-cause notice to the Chief Secretary of Gujarat as to why the state government should not pay Rs 1 lakh as compensation to a Human Rights lawyer in South Gujarat who was “admittedly” falsely implicated in a criminal...

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Delhi Riots 2020: Amnesty Report Accuses Police Of Rights Violations

-Outlook India The Delhi Riot that seemed far from spontaneous saw almost three times the number of Muslim casualties compared to Hindus,’ says report An Amnesty International India field investigation has documented several Human Rights violations committed by the Delhi police during the February 2020 Delhi riots, which claimed at least 53 lives. “These violations include Delhi police officers indulging in violence with the rioters; torturing in custody; using excessive force on protesters;...

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Legal and civil society luminaries issue statement on judgment against Prashant Bhushan

-The Hindu Several legal and civil society luminaries have issued a statement against the judgment against Prashant Bhushan in a contempt of court matter. Here is the full text of the statement and full list of signatories: Statement relating to the judgment against Prashant Bhushan in the contempt of court matter August 17, 2020 We, the undersigned citizens of the country, express anguish and disappointment at the verdict of the Hon’ble Supreme Court finding...

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We need a root and branch repair of police, guardian agencies to keep them lawful -Maja Daruwala

-The Indian Express At 158, India’s police to population ratio (police staff per 1,00,000 citizens) is one of the worst in the world. It lags well behind its neighbours. A quick glance at the daily news from around the country throws up story after story of police misbehaviour, great and small. Videos uploaded day after day confirm this is no rarity — a horrific double murder in Tamil Nadu, grossly depraved behaviour...

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Bihar: After NHRC, HC prod, work begins to bring meals to kids -Dipankar Ghose

-The Indian Express The order came even as the Patna High Court and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognisance of The Indian Express report. Bhagalpur: IN THE STAFF room of the Primary School in Shahabad, Principal Devendra Kumar Singh and teacher Juhi Kumari squinted into the smartphone to read the latest state government order on mid-day meals. Parents of at least three children from Badbilla who study in...

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