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Probe Asma Jahangir’s death plot, say human rights groups


June 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Concerned over Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir's revelations that her country's security establishment was planning to get her killed, Indian human rights groups Wednesday ... Read more...

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Activists demand intelligence, para-military forces answer RTIs


May 27th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Activists and government representatives met here to discuss ways to make the dissemination process under the Right To Information (RTI) Act more transparent and accountable ... Read more...

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Indian boy, grandparents freed from Bangladesh jail


April 29th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka/New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) In a gesture of goodwill, the Bangladesh authorities Sunday released a five-year-old Indian boy, Ariful Sheikh, who spent nearly a year in a Bangladesh jail ... Read more...

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Experts discuss working of police complaint system


February 18th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Independent specialised agencies to deal with police misconduct, including death, torture and rape in custody, do not seem to be welcome in India, said experts ... Read more...

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‘Kerala’s police complaints authority inefficient’


November 18th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 18 (IANS) There is widespread dissatisfaction with the functioning and inefficiency of the authority that deals with complaints by and against the police in Kerala, according to an ... Read more...

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Decision to hold next CHOGM in Sri Lanka criticised


October 30th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) The decision to go ahead with the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in 2013 is "contrary to the association's fundamental values ... Read more...

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Commonwealth unable to address human rights issues: Ex-judge


October 28th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) The Commonwealth is facing several serious human rights issues and as an institution is unable to address it adequately, said a retired Australian judge.Michael Kirby delivered ... Read more...

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RTI can check corruption: Experts


October 16th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Amid a debate on the Right to Information Act (RTI) affecting governance, experts Saturday batted for strengthening the transparency law, stressing its potential to ... Read more...

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‘101 things’ - a door to the world of Indian police


December 28th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Why do we need police, what is meant by police powers, if a police officer asks me to go to the police station do I ... Read more...

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CHRI condemns Maoist violence in West Bengal, Bihar


February 19th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Friday strongly condemned the killing of 24 Eastern Frontier Rifle troopers by Maoists in West Bengal and the rebels' subsequent attack ... Read more...

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CHRI Condemns Maoist Violence in Jharkhand and Maharashtra


October 12th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.12 (ANI): The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has condemned the killings and gory violent means being adopted by Maoists in the last few days.The merciless beheading of the ... Read more...

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High time India reformed its policing: Experts


August 19th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India needs urgent reforms in policing to free it from the shackles of politicians and bureaucrats and make it more effective and trustful for ... Read more...

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‘India lacks political will to make police professional force’


August 12th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Irrespective of the party in power, the government of India has never exhibited the political will to make the police a professional force, an international NGO - ... Read more...

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Congress asked to undertake police reforms


May 22nd, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Thursday urged the Congress party, the largest party in the new government, to undertake police reforms in the first 100 days ... Read more...

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Video conferencing violates prisoner’s rights: expert


March 28th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The video conferencing facility in courts and jail premises has reduced the burden of the police but a noted lawyer and human rights activist has opposed the ... Read more...

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States’ cooperation must for anti-terror agency: NGO


January 6th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The newly constituted National Investigation Agency (NIA) can work only if it has the cooperation of the states, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an international NGO, ... Read more...

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Remove political influence, ensure police reforms, say experts


December 15th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) It was only at the time of crisis, the latest being the Mumbai terror attacks, that there is talk of reforms in the police force, but often ... Read more...

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Police reform cannot be ignored: NGO


December 12th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) In light of the Mumbai terror mayhem, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an international NGO, Friday called for urgent implementation of police reform in India to ... Read more...

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‘Bill to regulate foreign contribution discriminatory’


April 10th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A group of eminent people from various walks of life Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reconsider the introduction of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Bill 2006 ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Human Rights bodys call


December 8th, 2007 - 8:44 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has called upon the international community to courageously uphold the fundamental human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ... Read more...

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Commonwealth rights body expresses shock over Nandigram violence


November 20th, 2007 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov.20 (ANI): The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has expressed shock over the recent violence in nandigram, West Bengal. In a statement issued to the media, the CHRI said: "Events in ... Read more...

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Pakistan may face suspension from Commonwealth


November 14th, 2007 - 10:15 am ICT by admin
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