HUMAN RIGHTS NEWS
Citizens take the lead to end stray dog menace
Delhi has 5 lakh strays and here’s why it is bad news
Stray dogs also have a right to live, says Supreme Court
Stray dog attacks: Human rights should come first, NHRC says
NHRC tells ‘vicariously liable’ Delhi to ‘compensate’ 15-year-old raped in public hospital with Rs 1 lakh
Convicts can’t be hanged secretly and hurriedly: Supreme Court
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July 13, 2017
BENGALURU: A few weeks ago, Kodichikkanahalli resident Nirmala Krupanandh called up the animal husbandry department to alert about the behaviour of two stray dogs exhibiting rabies symptoms. However, the officials shrugged off their responsibility, stating the Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA) was in charge of the area’s stray dog population.
The BBMP is responsible for implementing the animal birth control (ABC) programme and regulating the stray dog population in the city. However, there are just three such centres functioning in the metropolis – one without a building to work from and the other two are crippled by lack of funds. …
Jun 9, 2017
NEW DELHI: Earlier this week, an eight-year-old girl was grievously injured after she was mauled by a group of strays while playing outside her house in Rohini. This, sadly, isn’t a one-off incident.
The three corporations have failed miserably in tackling the stray menace: that their efforts have been half-hearted at best is evident from the fact that while SDMC has 12 sterilisation centres, the north corporation has just one. EDMC, amazingly, has none. …
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Jan 18, 2017
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court held on Tuesday that stray dogs too have a right to live and said these could be eliminated only if they became a menace to the society.
A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi dismissed a plea that all stray dogs should be killed in view rising cases of dog bites over the years, even causing death of people. …
Aug 15, 2015
NEW DELHI: Concerned over the rising menace of stray dogs which claimed the life of a seven-year-old boy in Jamia Nagar earlier this month, …
NHRC tells ‘vicariously liable’ Delhi to ‘compensate’ 15-year-old raped in public hospital with Rs 1 lakh Legallyindia.com
June 11, 2015
The NHRC on Thursday reiterated that the Delhi government should pay Rs.1 lakh as compensation to a minor sexually assaulted by an employee of a government hospital in 2013. …
Convicts can’t be hanged secretly and hurriedly: Supreme Court Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 28, 2015
NEW DELHI: Condemned prisoners also have a right to dignity, the Supreme Court has said holding that execution of death sentence cannot be carried out in an arbitrary, hurried and secret manner without allowing death row convicts to exhaust all legal remedies and meet family members. …
UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age Computerworld.com
Mar 27, 2015
The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has voted in favor of a resolution backed by Germany and Brazil to appoint an independent watchdog or ‘special rapporteur’ to monitor privacy rights in the digital age.
Rights abuse rampant in India: Amnesty Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 25, 2015
LONDON: Amnesty International has pulled up India, saying impunity is widespread for human rights abuses by state and non-state actors in the country. …
NHRC faults draft national health policy Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 31, 2015
NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission’s core group on health has observed that rights perspective is missing from the draft National Health Policy, 2015. …
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