Apr 09, 2014, 18:16 pm by :
Last year the Supreme Court of India commuted the death sentences of several prisoners languishing in various prisons across the country holding that delay in the disposal of mercy petitions by the Government was sufficient ground for such commutation.
Jan 26, 2014, 10:55 am by :
Professional autonomy, non-interference and an external accountability mechanism are imperative to make policing in India more effective, experts say. At a national level seminar here Friday on police reforms, police accountability and community policing, judges, accountability commission chiefs, senior lawyers,
Dec 04, 2013, 17:59 pm by :
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) strongly condemns the public thrashing by the Anantpur police of four murder suspects. The Andhra Director General of Police has ordered a probe and has stated that disciplinary action would be initiated if found guilty, this hardly seems a sufficient response to vigilante violence perpetrated in full view by officers of the law.
Sep 18, 2013, 17:19 pm by :
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) strongly condemns the failure of the Uttar Pradesh police to take needed and timely action to prevent the recent communal violence in Muzzaffarnagar that has left more than 40,000 people displaced within a span of few days.
Jul 19, 2013, 13:30 pm by :
In 2004 the Central Government, stung by allegations of hardly lifting a finger to protect its whistleblowing employees- the Late Mr. Manjunath and the Late Mr. Satyendra Dubey who got murdered, issued a Government resolution creating a system for employees to blow the whistle on cases of wrong doing they come to know of in their department/organisation.
Jul 18, 2013, 16:43 pm by :
As part of on going monitoring of its 6 directives in the Prakash Singh case, the Supreme Court on 16th July, was finally driven to summoning the Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh for lack of positive response in implementing the directions of the Apex Court on Police Reforms issued nearly 7 years ago.
May 22, 2013, 17:07 pm by :
In a recently published report of The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) a murder accused died, allegedly, of complications after the Uttar Pradesh Police personnel injected him with acid and petrol in Etah district to extract a confession.
Apr 23, 2013, 19:00 pm by :
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) expresses serious concern at the continuing lack of response to victims of rape by the Delhi Police, evidenced in the handling of the kidnapping and rape of the five year old girl in Gandhi Nagar, Delhi. CHRI calls on the administration to hold the police chief responsible and ensure immediate and strict action against the errant police officers.
Feb 03, 2013, 17:52 pm by :
Where is the common man in Police agenda? It is only successful if it salutes people in power, takes care of VIP security, maintains law and order and counters terrorism be it internal or external. The views expressed by a panel of distinguished persons from the police and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative here in New Delhi were everything that echoed public sentiment and angst. All agreed on the present dimension of policing in our country.
Dec 21, 2011, 13:56 pm by :
The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011 (the GR Bill) has been introduced by the Government of India in the Lok Sabha on 20/12/2011. This effort is timely as the GR Bill seeks to set up a mechanism for dealing with people's grievances against delayed delivery or non‐delivery of services and goods that they are entitled to receive from public authorities.
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