CHRI In The News


2016
Jan

Concerns Raised Over Bassi's 'Shooting or Hanging' Criminals RemarksCHRI in the News

Concerned over Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi's recent statement about "shooting or hanging" the perpetrators of crime against women, a Human Rights organisation today said that police are not meant to judge and punish but to uphold the law.

2015
Dec

RTI activists see red over SIC’s ban on postal orderCHRI in the News

The State Information Commission’s (SIC) order that Indian Postal Orders (IPO) are not a valid mode of payment for submitting Right to Information applications has irked RTI activists.

2015
Dec

White Paper on Crime Mapping Study in DelhiCHRI in the News

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and Praja Foundation launched a White Paper on Crime Mapping Study in Delhi on 15 December, 2015 at Press Club of India, New Delhi. 

2015
Dec

Surplus of senior policemen despite overall staff crunchCHRI in the News

Delhi Police have an overall staff shortage of six per cent, but there is a surplus at the ranks of special commissioner and joint commissioner.

A white paper released by two NGOs revealed that the shortfall was from the posts of additional commissioner to constable. In 2014, the total strength of the force was 77,083 when the sanction was of 82,242 – a shortfall of 5,005.

2015
Dec

Study reveals ‘Muslim areas of Delhi are less crime-infested’; Crime against women alarmingCHRI in the News

In the heinous crime map of Delhi, Muslim-dominated neighbourhoods can be termed as ‘brighter’ spots in comparison to other localities of the national capital. Furthermore, not a single gang-rape crime reported from any of the Muslim localities except Jamia Nagar reported 17 rape cases which is the highest number in Muslim-concentrated localities while Jama Masjid reported not a single rape case. These revealing facts may smash the general-perception that minority-areas are crime-infested

2015
Dec

No freedom from fear yetCHRI in the News

The youngest convict in the December 16, 2012 gang-rape of a physiotherapy student is all set to walk free on Sunday – the Delhi High Court has ruled that his three-year detention at an observation home would not be extended. The Juvenile Justice Board has interacted with the boy, his parents and officials of Delhi government’s Women and Child Development Department about his post-release rehabilitation

2015
Dec

बेहतर पुलिस प्रशासन के लिए सुधारात्मक कार्यवाही की जरुरत : सी एच आर आईCHRI in the News

बेहतर पुलिस प्रशासन के लिए सुधारात्मक कार्यवाही की जरुरत : सी एच आर आई

2015
Dec

Nirbhaya gangrape: 3 years on, Delhi still high on crime against women, says studyCHRI in the News

On the third anniversary of the Nirbhaya gangrape incident, it seems not much has changed in the nation's capital. As many as 2,043 cases of rape were reported in 2014, which included 154 gang-rapes and 687 rapes of minors, and 2,667 cases of assault with intent to outrage a woman's modesty and only 1 in 13 cases of sexual harassment reported -- all in Delhi between January and December 2014. 

2015
Dec

Of 12,872 plaints against Delhi police personnel, only 35CHRI in the News

Just 35 complaints received in 2014 against Delhi Police personnel transformed into FIRs out of the total of 12,872, with chargesheet being filed against nine of them so far, a report on Delhi law & order revealed. 

2015
Dec

When It Comes to Crime, Muslim Areas Are Delhi’s Bright Spots and Safe For WomenCHRI in the News

Women’s groups mark the anniversary of the infamous Delhi gangrape that shook the country.