Pay Rs 1 lakh to rape victim: NHRC to govt

The commission also sought a compliance report with a proof of payment within six weeks from the city government. A 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by an employee of the city government’s LNJP Hospital on October 2, 2013. According to NHRC, the city government, in response to the commission’s show cause notice, had said “the…

Persecuted either way

The ethnic cleansing of minority Muslim community in the northern west province of  Buddhist  Myanmar is  going on for the last four years. The world is watching it all silently. Beneath the  ‘civilized’ veneer we find the embedded  monster that edits responses to suit nationality, ethnicity, religion, language, race and tribe. Even after the world…

Amnesty India sends submissions to land bill committee

Human rights organisation Amnesty International India has sent a submission to the joint parliamentary committee on land bill, flagging its concerns about lack of consent, social impact assessment and consultation under the amended legislation. In its seven-page submission, the organisation said that, “if passed into law in its current form, the Bill will undermine the…

Saradha school runs into rough waters

A school in Siliguri in north Bengal is giving sleepless nights to the team investigating the Saradha scam. The outgoing batch of Lincoln High School did their institution proud with a 97 per cent pass at the Indian School Certificate examinations. But the remaining 700 students and Enforcement Directorate officials are clueless about the fate…

BHRC raps cop for case against dead man

Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Friday rapped an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) for initiating proceedings under 107 CrPC against a dead man and directed the state home department to pay Rs20,000 compensation to the widow for human rights violations and agony she suffered. According to a petition filed by Ravindra Kumar, a resident of village…