Tag Archives: NHRC

Will Kanhaiya Kumar Become Nominee for Nobel Prize?

Unthinkable but it looks Kanhaiya Kumar’s name is making rounds at a time when the Nobel Committee is sending the request forms for nomination of its prestigious peace prize winners this year. Though the entire process takes more than 8 months, the fact that Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest, that too on sedition charges, has attracted world wide attention and the story ...

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Human Rights Watch Asks India to Stop Persecution of Kanhaiya Kumar

Human Rights Watch, a global human rights body on Friday asked India to stop persecution of peaceful activists, including JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, with sedition under IPC 124 (a) that may attract three to life-term imprisonment, if convicted. “The BJP government seems eager to punish peaceful speech but less willing to investigate supporters who commit violence in the ...

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Free Medical Camp in Amritsar: 15 Turn Blind After Cataract Surgery

After the tragic death of 13 women in the Chhattisgarh mass sterilisation camp, another tragedy took place when 15 people lost their sight in a cataract surgery camp organised by an non-government organisation in Punjab in November. The camp took place without the permission in Ghuman village of the Gurdaspur district, paving way for the shocking incident. Meanwhile, Amritsar civil ...

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Chhattisgarh Sterilisation Tragedy: UN Panel Seeks Accountability for Deaths

The UN Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have come out against "any forms of incentives" for adopting contraceptives and sought accountability for Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths. Reacting to the deaths of 13 women who underwent sterilisation operation in Chattisgarh, Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the Fund known by its acronym, UNFPA, and Tewodros Melesse, the director-general of ...

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