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Assam riots could be prevented: Rights body


September 11th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) Tuesday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order an inquiry into why the army was not deployed in ... Read more...

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Check illegal migration from Bangladesh: Experts


September 9th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung and other intellectuals have urged the government to take steps to tackle the presence of illegal ... Read more...

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‘Report on Assam riots has inflammatory comments’


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) Tuesday slammed a report of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Assam violence, saying it contains "biased ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to convince Reang refugees to return home


February 13th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will Saturday visit Tripura's refugee camps, where over 36,000 tribal migrants from Mizoram have been staying for the past 15 ... Read more...

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12 RTI activists killed; report calls them ’sitting ducks’


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 12 Right to Information (RTI) activists have been killed in the line of duty since last year - the latest victim being ... Read more...

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Delhi to have human rights courts soon


July 2nd, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) After a petition was filed in the Delhi High Court questioning the absence of human rights courts in the national capital, Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna ... Read more...

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Government questioned on plea to set up human rights courts


April 20th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the central and Delhi governments to file their replies within four weeks on a petition seeking setting up of ... Read more...

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Bru families’ repatriation to Mizoram to resume tomorrow


April 11th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 11(ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) on Monday said that a total of 142 Bru families consisting of 747 persons, including 592 adults and 155 minors, will ... Read more...

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Bru repatriation to Mizoram to resume tomorrow


April 11th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.11 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in a press release today stated that a total of 142 Bru families consisting of 747 persons,including 592 adults and 155 ... Read more...

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Tripura helps fire-struck Mizoram tribal refugees


March 20th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) Mizo tribal refugees, whose entire relief camp in Tripura was gutted, making over 15,000 migrants homeless, Sunday started rebuilding their huts with the assistance of the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM rejects Agatha Sangma’s accusation on Rabha-Garo clashes


February 27th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has turned down accusations made by the Union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma that the recent clashes between the ... Read more...

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ACHR condemns kidnapping of Malkangiri District Collector


February 17th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) on Thursday condemned the kidnapping of R Vineel Krishna, the District Collector of Odisha's Malkangiri District by the Maoists.Asian Centre ... Read more...

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50,000 displaced Rabhas and Garos facing discrimination in Assam


January 21st, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan 21 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights today said that about 50,000 Garos and Rabhas displaced by conflicts since January 1, 2010 are being discriminated in terms of relief ... Read more...

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Kashmir government asked to compensate rickshaw-puller’s kin


January 13th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has been asked to pay compensation to the family of a rickshaw-puller who died due in the state police custody due to ... Read more...

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Chances bright for refugees’ return to Mizoram


January 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Jan 6 (IANS) The 14-year-old deadlock over the repatriation of 41,600 Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram seems to be over after the central government agreed to increase the economic ... Read more...

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Maoists extorting explosives from illegal mining firms


December 9th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The administration's failure to control illegal mining in the rush for economic growth has resulted in arming of the Maoists, a report by the Asian Centre for ... Read more...

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Security men’s continued stay in schools agitates rights group


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) A rights group Friday expressed concern about the security forces not vacating the school premises in northeastern states even after a Supreme Court order.The New Delhi-based rights group ... Read more...

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ACHR condemns killing of 18 civilians in Assam by NDFB


November 9th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.9 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has strongly condemned the killing of 18 civilians and injuring of nine others in separate attacks allegedly by the National Democratic ... Read more...

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Resumption of Bru repatriation to Mizoram welcomed


November 3rd, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has welcomed the resumption of the repatriation of Bru internally displaced persons to Mizoram from today.A total of 35 ... Read more...

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Juveniles facing torture, sexual abuse in Berhampur observation home


October 7th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.7 (ANI): Expressing serious concern over the incidents of routine sexual abuse and violence being meted out to juveniles in Berhampur Observation Home in Orissa, the Asian Centre for Human ... Read more...

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Maoists urged to release 4 Chhattisgarh policemen


September 30th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.30 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today appealed to the Maoists to respect international humanitarian law and release all the four policemen from their custody unharmed.The Maoists ... Read more...

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ACHR seeks more compensation from NHRC for Mizo juvenile detainee’s death


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 23 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has described the compensation amount of Rs.300,000 awarded by the National Human Rights Commission to the next of kin of ... Read more...

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1,200 tribal refugees return to Mizoram from Tripura


May 27th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 27 (IANS) Around 1,200 Reang refugees have returned to their homes in Mizoram for the first time in 13 years after the union home ministry asked the state government ... Read more...

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Displaced Bru families returning to their homes in Mizoram


May 21st, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi /Aizwal, May 21 (ANI): All 154 Bru families who were displaced from Mizoram in November 2009 returned to their homes on Friday in 78 jeeps with one police escort for ... Read more...

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CPI-M, Asian Centre for Human Rights condemn Dantewada massacre


May 18th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Asian Centre for Human Rights on Tuesday condemned the Maoist attack that killed over 30 people in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District, ... Read more...

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Maoists are ‘worst’ rights abusers in India, says study


April 13th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas are "worst" violators of human rights among all insurgent groups in India, a study on torture said Tuesday. The Asian Centre for Human Rights report "Torture ... Read more...

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‘Custodial deaths rose 41.66 percent in UPA rule’


April 13th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A rights group Tuesday said that the number of custodial deaths in the country has increased by 41.66 percent since the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government came ... Read more...

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Rights group asks UN to intervene in attacks on Bangladeshi tribals


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) A New Delhi-based rights group has sought UN intervention over attacks on tribals in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh, a release said here Monday. "The Asian Centre for ... Read more...

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Human rights body condemns Maoist killing in Bihar


February 18th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) Thursday strongly condemned the killing of at least 10 people in Bihar by Maoists, saying that the act cannot be ... Read more...

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NHRC asks Manipur for report on 111 gunbattles


February 1st, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday said that it has asked the Manipur government to submit a report on 111 police gunbattles in the state. An NGO, ... Read more...

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Asian rights body condemns arrest of Bru leader after talks


January 25th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.25 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has condemned the arrest of R Laldangliana. It described the arrest as an attempt by the State Government to sabotage the ... Read more...

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Two militants arrested for killing Mizo youth


January 21st, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Jan 21 (IANS) Two suspected militants have been arrested in connection with the killing of a youth that sparked off ethnic violence in the state last year, displacing thousands of minority ... Read more...

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Home ministry asked to compensate kin of BSF torture victim


January 8th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the home ministry to compensate the family of a man who was allegedly tortured and killed by Border ... Read more...

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Mizoram to begin fresh initiative to take back refugees


January 8th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 8 (IANS) The Mizoram government will begin a fresh initiative to take back the 35,000 Reang tribal refugees from Tripura, refugee leaders said Friday after meeting the Mizoram chief ... Read more...

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Fate of Mizoram tribal refugees uncertain


December 16th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 16 (IANS) The much-awaited process of repatriation of 35,000 Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram hangs in the balance despite pressure from the Centre, the Tripura government and ... Read more...

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