CHRI In The News


2015
Dec

Delhi Police need women officersCHRI in the News

Despite a marked requirement of greater number of women in Delhi Police in the wake of the increasing crimes against women in Delhi, less than 10% women make up the total number of Delhi Police personnel.

According to Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), among the existing number of women in the police force, the number of women in higher ranks are even less.

2015
Dec

Of 12,872 Plaints Against Delhi Police Personnel, Only 35 Turned FIRsCHRI 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

Outer Delhi takes ‘heinous’ spot on crime map: StudyCHRI in the News

Most cases of heinous crimes were reported from outer Delhi in 2014 while it came a close second, after south, on rape and molestation, according to a crime-mapping study released by a human rights NGO on Tuesday.

2015
Dec

Numbers paint a grim picture of rape CapitalCHRI in the News

If statistics are anything to go by, a host of steps to ensure women’s safety since the gang-rape and murder of a physiotherapist exactly three years ago have failed to bring about the desired changes in the national Capital.

2015
Dec

Revamped foreign funding rules ask NGOs to vow not to hurt IndiaCHRI in the News

The Union government notified on Monday new foreign funding rules asking non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to affirm every year that the money they receive from abroad is not likely to “prejudicially” affect the security, strategic, scientific or economic interest of the country.

2015
Dec

Will the Commonwealth finally step up in Sri Lanka?CHRI in the News

The 2015 edition of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which was held in Malta from November 27 to 29, marked the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth’s reincarnation as an intergovernmental association.

2015
Dec

Poor police response instils fear & leads to crimeCHRI in the News

A large part of the public fear and distrust of the police is fed by little understanding of levels of crime, the police response, and the various reasons behind the perceived poor police performance, found in the study conducted Praja Foundation and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. 

2015
Dec

Police turn a blind eye to their own menCHRI in the News

What are the chances that your complaint against a Delhi Police personal would translate into a FIR? Less than 0.3 per cent if you complained against a policeman last year, says a study by some NGOs.

2015
Dec

Virtual tool to understand policingCHRI in the News

NGO NAGAR released a booklet listing all the important police, railway, traffic and other ancillary helplines. Its partner Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) also launched Virtual Police Station (VPS) that will allow the police and public to enter common rooms and learn the key procedures and processes.