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55 journalists were targeted for reporting on Covid pandemic, says Delhi think tank report -Taran Deol The RRAG report listed states and cases that were registered against journalists for their stories on PPE shortage, food distribution and alleged corruption among others. New Delhi: As many as 55 journalists have been targeted for covering the pandemic in India between 25 March, when lockdown was first imposed, and 31 May, a report by Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) released Monday says. Journalists faced arrest, registration of FIRs, summons or...

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NHRC seeks reports from 8 States on 15 deaths after police action -Damini Nath

-The Hindu Owing to COVID-19 lockdown and limited access to courts, their families have very limited recourse to seek justice, says CHRI The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked for action taken reports from the authorities of eight States, where 15 people died following police action in the first month or so of the lockdown, according to the proceedings in the cases. The NHRC acted on a May 16 complaint by the...

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The RTI regime failed India during Covid-19 -Yashovardhan Azad

-Hindustan Times Responses have been elusive on critical issues, including health care infra, PM Cares fund, schemes, and migrants In the lethal jaws of a pandemic, when lives and livelihoods are at stake, the information law of a democracy is expected to live up to its responsibilities — to empower the citizens and to ensure transparency and accountability. Free flow of information is an essential component of crisis management. And this is...

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Concerned citizens ask state governments to transport stranded migrants to their homes

-Press release by Stranded Workers Action Network, dated 20th May 2020   We, the undersigned organizations call upon the State governments concerned to bring out all idle transport vehicles out from garages to the State and National highways to carry the workers to their home. We also request that more interstate trains be run, and in a coordinated fashion, to ensure that workers do not remain struck in overcrowded dormitories and camps....

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Gurugram Police Asked Manipuri Victim of Racial Attack to 'Compromise': NHRC The woman was reportedly referred to as 'corona' and physically assaulted. New Delhi: Taking cognisance of reports which said a woman from the Northeast was called ‘corona’, subjected to racial abuse and brutally attacked in Faizapur, Gurugram while she was passing through a locality, the National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the chief secretary of Haryana and the police commissioner of Gurugram. The Commission said reports noted that a...

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