CHRI In The News


2016
Feb

Women comprise only 4 per cent of State’s police forceCHRI in the News

At a time when crime against women is on the rise across the State, a North East Network (NEN) report titled, “Rough Roads to Equality-Women Police in Meghalaya” revealed that there are no women police stations in four new districts–East Jaintia Hills, South West Khasi Hills, South West Garo Hills and North Garo Hills-of Meghalaya.

2016
Feb

Meghalaya ranks low on women policeCHRI in the News

Matrilineal Meghalaya is ranked the third lowest state as far as women representation in police organization is concerned. A report – “Rough Roads to Equality – Women police in Meghalaya” of the North East Network (NEN), released by the Additional Chief Secretary KS Kropha on Tuesday revealed this statistic.

2016
Feb

Only 4% of police in Meghalaya are women: ReportCHRI in the News

The report compiled by the North East Network (NEN) which was released by the Meghalaya Additional Chief Secretary, CS Kropha on Monday has revealed that only 4% of the total police force in the state is made up of women.

2016
Feb

1934 to 2016: How Courts in India Looked at Charges of SeditionCHRI in the News

From a ‘legal tool’ to ‘vendetta politics’, Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860, known as the Sedition Law has acquired new and different meanings. As more and more individuals and groups land in court under charges of ‘sedition’, what ultimately happens to these cases in the court of law?

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.