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Naga tribal’s ‘custodial death’ in Assam triggers widespread protests, NHRC seeks report, The New Indian Express, 29.08.2022

By Prasanta Mazumdar, Express News Service GUWAHATI: A man from Nagaland died in judicial custody in Assam’s Sivasagar. Following this, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action taken report from the district police within four weeks.-ADVERTISEMENT-Ads by  The Indigenous Lawyers’ Association of India alleged E Henveih Phom (35) died on August 21 due […]


Mysterious deaths of tribal students in govt residential schools in Odisha, ILAI seeks NHRC actions

On 10 August 2022, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notice to Superintendent of Police (SP), Nuapada district of Odisha calling for action taken report regarding the death of 6-year-old tribal girl student at Nehena Sevashram (ST/SC Residential School) hostel under Nuapada Tehsil in Nuapada district on 3 August 2022. The NHRC registered the […]

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Rape of a minor tribal girl by forest official: NHRC says delay in non-payment of compensation amounts to harassment, directs DM to expedite payment of compensation

Taking a serious note of the callous attitude of the government officials, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) directed the District Magistrate, Thane district in Maharashtra to expedite and ensure immediate release and disbursement of the sanctioned compensation to a minor tribal girl who was raped by a forest official. The case pertains to the […]

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Rape and murder of a tribal woman: NHRC directs Telangana Government to pay compensation under PoA Act

On 5 April 2021, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) directed the District Magistrate & Collector of Sangareddy District of Telangana to pay compensation to next of kins a tribal woman, who was raped and killed, under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The deceased tribal woman, aged about 32 years, […]