CHRI In The News


2016
Feb

Central Information Commission wakes up to thousands of missing case filesCHRI in the News

Have you filed an appeal under Right to Information (RTI) Act and have been waiting for years for your turn at Central Information Commission? Chances are that your file is lost and CIC has no record of it.

2016
Feb

The grave need to make our prisons humaneCHRI in the News

2016
Feb

Supreme Court dismisses plea for information on pending judgements under RTI ActCHRI in the News

The Supreme Court on Monday confirmed a Delhi high court verdict which said the court registry couldn’t be directed to collect information on how long judgements on cases remained pending under the Right to Information Act.

2016
Feb

J&K rejects RTI plea, but Centre obligesCHRI in the News

In a strange situation, information sought under RTI from the J&K government relating to President's rule in the state was met with a denial but the same information was disclosed by the Union home ministry.

2016
Feb

Centre exposes PDP's double speak, says Mehbooba Mufti was ready to take oath as chief ministerCHRI in the News

In an RTI reply, ministry of home affairs (MHA) has released Vohra's letter to President Pranab Mukherjee informing him about his meeting with two PDP leaders –Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Lok Sabha MP from Baramulla and Nizam-ud-din Bhat, PDP general secretary –after the death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 7.

2016
Feb

Abuse Of ForceCHRI in the News

There are many ways to interpret the video footage of the recent brutal police beating of protesters in Delhi. The first and most charitable version is that the police were faced with hoards of rioters bent on arson and loot and had no choice but to defend life and property as is their solemn duty.

2016
Jan

Parrikar sought opinion of Goa Governor to be given in RTICHRI in the News

While governments oppose in courts the disclosure of Governor's reports to the Centre, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, as Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly in 2007, had filed an RTI application seeking disclosure of state Governor's report.

2016
Jan

Decade-old Right to Information regime CHRI in the News

A senior Right to Information (RTI) activist has taken strong exception to the way RTI rules of state governments failing to clearly indicate in whose favour non-cash payment instruments for filing RTI applications must be drawn. “It varies from public authority to public authority”, says Venkatesh Nayak in a letter he has dashed to Sanjay Kothari, secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.

2016
Jan

Jaipur central jail inmates to know their case through 'E-history'CHRI in the News

In order to facilitate the prisoners of the Jaipur central jail the Rajasthan state legal services authority and jail administration in association with commonwealth human rights initiative, an NGO started E-history facility on Sunday. The facility will enable the inmates to to know how much imprisonment is left to be served by them, when is the next day of court's presence, card of the visitors and would avail other facilities.

2016
Jan

CHRI: Manipur killing is ‘obstruction of justiceCHRI in the News

Viewing with deep concern the confession of Manipur Police Head Constable Herojit Singh that he shot and killed Sanjit Meitei on the alleged instructions of a senior police officer, the Common Wealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Delhi has urged the CBI to probe and identify the senior police officers and politicians who gave the orders to kill Sanjit