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Fix accountability for incorrect manual scavenging data: NHRC

-The Hindu “Many States make tall claims.., but these are far from truth” The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended action against government officials responsible for incorrectly reporting the number of manual scavengers in the country, it said in a statement on Monday. At a regional workshop for government and civil society organised by the Commission on December 18 to discuss the challenges of eradicating manual scavenging, “it was strongly felt... that...

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Poor account for 71% of custodial deaths in India

-The Hindu Celebrities or rich people often get reprieve by claiming to suffer from kleptomania, says anti-torture group Data culled from the annual reports of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) from 1996-97 to 2017-18 have revealed that 71.58% of the custodial deaths in India were of people from poor or marginalised sections of society, said a statement by an anti-torture group issued on Thursday to mark the United Nations Human Rights...

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‘Parkinson’s is recognised as disabling’: NPRD seeks NHRC’s intervention in Stan Swamy’s case

-The Indian Express Last week, a special court had directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to file a reply on an application filed by Swamy, who had sought permission to be allowed a straw and sipper in the jail. The NIA has been asked to file a reply to the plea by November 26. Seeking the National Human Rights Commission of India’s (NHRC) intervention, the National Platform for the Rights of the...

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Over 60% Of Deaths In Police Custody Are Within 24 Hours Of Arrest -Raja Bagga

-IndiaSpend.com New Delhi: On June 19, 2020, traders P Jayaraj and his son J Bennicks were arrested and detained in Sathankulam police station in southern Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district for allegedly violating COVID-19 lockdown rules. Three days later, Bennicks died in hospital, followed by Jayaraj’s death the next day. They had allegedly endured hours of beating and torture by police. On September 26, the Central Bureau of Investigation filed a chargesheet,...

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NHRC orders Assam govt to pay ₹1 lakh to man thrashed by mob for selling beef

-The Hindu Rights panel acts on the basis of complaint by Congress MLA Debabrata Saikia GUWAHATI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered the Assam government to pay ₹1 lakh to a 48-year-old man who was thrashed more than a year ago in Biswanath district for selling cooked beef at his tea stall at a weekly market. The order was issued on the basis of a complaint filed by Congress MLA Debabrata...

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