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National Human Rights Commission

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is an autonomous entity of the government of India with a mission to protect and promote human rights. Under the Protection of Human Rights Act, it is a legal entity mentioned in the Constitution of India which was established in 1993. This law was further amended in the year ..

NHRC notice to four States over impact of farmers’ protest

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notice to four states on September 14, 2021, over complaints by industrial units and transportation affected by farmers’ protect at Delhi border. Highlights Notice was issued to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan governments. NHRC issued this notice following several complaints received by about 9000 industrial units and ..

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NHRC on Ganga river and Dead Bodies

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) recently came up with eleven recommendations to stop mass disposal of COVID-19 victims in the Ganges. More than fifty bodies washed up on the Ganges river bank recently. Legislation The River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities order say that no person shall carry a project or process that ..

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ISRO Espionage Case

On April 15, 2021, the Supreme Court ordered a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) probe into the role of Kerala Police officers in framing Nambi Narayanan in the 1994 Espionage Case. Nambi Narayanan was a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organisation. When did ISRO Espionage case begin? The case began with the arrest of ..

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NHRC recommendations on Manual Scavenging

The National Human Rights Commission recently made recommendations to achieve Zero Manual Scavenging in the country. Why were the recommendations made? According to the National Human Rights Commission, several States make tall claims that they have achieved zero manual scavenging and Nil sanitary latrines. However, based on regional workshops held by the National Human Rights ..

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Foundation Stone Laid for the First Hindu Temple in Pakistan’s Capital

On 23rd June 2020, the foundation stone for the first Hindu Temple in Pakistan’s capital city Islamabad was laid. The temple is the first to be constructed in Islamabad since the Independence of Pakistan. The temple will be devoted to Lord Krishna. The name of the temple will be Shri Krishna Mandir. The name of ..

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