CHRI in the News
No exemptions: Reservations resurface over amendments in RTI law, July 25, 2015 | The Express Tribune
AAP's war over jurisdiction: Strange case of Delhi - an elected govt without police power, Jul 21, 2015 | Firstpost
Maha govt should not assault public accountability, June 24, 2015 | Afternoon Despatch & Courier
NGOs oppose Criminal Procedure amendment, Jun 24, 2015 |The Asian Age
MAHARASHTRA GOVT. SHOULD NOT ASSAULT PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY: CHRI & PRW, 23 June 2015
CHRI appreciates move but prays for some changes, 18 June 2015
Commonwealth human rights NGO calls for police brutality investigation, 07 May 2015
CHRI expresses concern over police violence during May day rally in Maldives, 07 May 2015
Policing requires wide and numerous reforms, 03 May 2015
Restrictions Placed On Sri Lanka’s RTI Are Overbroad, Vague And Outdated, 20 April 2015
Andhra Pradesh encounter a planned operation? 12 April 2015
Foreign prisoners must not be forced to overstay: CHRI, 11 April 2015 (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
An intelligent person’s guide to Encounter Killings , 11 April 2015
CHRI seeks probe into excessive force used by cops to kill in AP, Telangana (i)11 April 2015
Venkatesh Nayak on Extra-Judicial Killings in India 10 April 2015
Court judgement in Hashimpura massacre is a sad commentary on social fabric, investigating agencies and judiciary, 25 March 2015
CHRI seek to set up independent judicial penal on Hashimpura killings, 24 March 2015
Denying legal representation is unconstitutional: HC judge, 22 March 2015
The porous walls of Indian jails, 22 Mar 2015
Seek information under RTI Act in UP? Tread carefully.., 20 Mar 2015
Judges and castes: a counterview, 19 Mar 2015
Can’t penalise political parties for not following RTI: CIC, 18 Mar 2015
Rajasthan gets first virtual police station module for training, 27 Feb 2015
Virtual police station module launched for training in Raj, (i, ii, iii )26 Feb 2015
Stop fostering hate speech against us:..., 26 Feb 2015
Refer Police Bill to select committee, rights body urges Odisha govt, 20 Feb 2015
Opposition ignored in proposed security panel, row erupts, 19 Feb 2015
Refer Police Bill to Select Committee for further review’ 19 Feb 2015
Corporates' help sought in welfare of prisoners, 18 Feb 2015
Refer Police Bill to select committee, rights body urges Odisha govt, 18 Feb 2015
Complain about errant cops to state panels soon, 02 Feb 2015
Tanzania: House Split On Use of Police Force At Cuf Demonstration, 30 Jan 2015
House split on use of police force at CUF demonstration, 30 Jan 2015
Free at last, but her life is now a jail, ( page II ) 8 Jan 15
Police regulations do not adequately protect constitutional rights, says MDN report, 19 Jan 2015
TN info panel criticised for RTI activist’s arrest, 9 Jan 2015
CHRI says arrest of RTI User in Tamil Nadu Shocking, January 8, 2015
The missing states in Delhi’s police force, Dec 05 2014
Time to Police the Police, Oct 19, 2014
Amend RPC,CrPc, Evidence Act: CHRI to Pol parties, 13 November 14
Meghalaya: Security panel in shambles
Police accountability in State has degenerated, October 29, 2014
IGP runs away from own project, 27 October 2014
Conform to Supreme Court ruling: Activists, 26 October 2014
Rights Groups Seek Overhaul of Tamil Nadu Police Reforms Act, 26 October 2014
State Security Commissions: Bringing little to the table, October 22,2014
State Security Commissions only on paper: CHRI, October 23, 2014
Question mark over functioning of security panel, October 24th, 2014
Why a depoliticised police force is a distant dream, 24 October 2014
Post-Burdwan blast: State yet to revive security panel, 15 Oct 2014
Bengal renders security commission defunct, October 10, 2014
Rights activists demand better policing, Sep 27, 2014
Police Reforms Watch launches Blow the Whistle for Police Reforms in Maharashtra, 26 Sep, 2014
Activists draw up campaign to make police reforms an election issue, 25 Sep 2014
Blow the whistler for police reforms in Maharashtra, Sep 24, 2014
Maharashtra groups’ 18-day campaign demanding good policing norms based on consultation of people from all walks of life, SEP 25, 2014
Police reforms only solution to check crimes, Sep 25, 2014 (1)
The emperor’s new clothes: the new Commonwealth Charter and CHOGM in Sri Lanka , September 08, 2014
Mardaani shouldn't be shown to police officers: Human rights body, September 2, 2014 (1)
'Mardaani' style policing not ideal for police: Human rights body, September 2, 2014 (1) (2) (3)
Police refuse to help Giri save girl, Aug 29, 2014
Govt urged to start talks on Police Bill, Aug 25, 2014
Over 20 IPS officers yet to vacate quarters,August 17, 2014
Supreme Court order fails to unshackle police: Study, Aug 13, 2014
Press Coverage of our advocacy around Goa Police Bill and SPCA are noted: 08 Aug, 2014(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)
Don’t clear Police Amendment Bill, delegation tells Gov,July 1, 2014
Civil groups demand Police Bill be discussed at gram sabhas, civic meets (1)
Activists urge Guv to stall Maha Police Bill, July 01, 2014
Activists urge Governor K Sankaranarayanan not to give nod to Maharashtra Police Bill,Jun 30, 2014
Activists urge Guv not to give nod to Maha Police Bill, June 30, 2014
Do not give nod to Maharashtra Police Bill, activists urge Guv,June 30, 2014
Ribeiro-led team tells governor not to OK police bill, Jun 30, 2014
Police reforms must to fight rot, but caught in controversy in Maharashtra,Jun 28, 2014
Cops will be reduced to hand-maidens of netas, June 28, 2014
Time for change, 27 June 2014
Maha police reforms bill is anti-people: Activists, June 27, 2014
MAHARASHTRA GOVERNOR SHOULD RESEND POLICE BILL BACK TO LEGISLATURE FOR PROPER DEBATE, 26 Jun 2014
Cop recruitment drive claims fourth victim, family blames scorching heat, Jun 15 2014
The CHRI Press Statement on Badaun Gangrape got carried in the following places,May 31, 2014 (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
Human rights groups condemn killing of Pakistani advocate, Business Standard, 16 May 2014.
Undertrial and error, May 02, 2014
The Big Picture - Making bribe-giving an offence Venkatesh Nayak Talking on Rajya Sabha TV, 08 February 2014.
Sting operation exposes rot of corruption in Delhi Police Maja Daruwala talking on Headlines Today, 05 February 2014.
Delhi police should be answerable to Delhi voters, Scroll.in, February 05, 2014 .
Letters to the editor , The Statesman, January 24, 2014 .
Centre ignored SC directions to initiate police reforms , Hindustan Times, January 22, 2014 .
Help in police reform, Sarkar tells civil society, January 20, 2014
Statement condemning police inaction in Badaun
LGBT tolerance growing in Jamaica, push to repeal of anti-gay law ,18 January 2014
Jamaica's Gay Tolerance On The Upswing, Growing Push To Repeal Anti-LGBT Law , 18 January 2014
NHRC notice to DGP over Ferozabad incident , The Times of India, January 17, 2014 .
Protests continue in Kolkata over gang-rape and murder of teenager,January 4, 2014
International rights group, women's organisations protest against gang-rape,January 04, 2014
CHRI concerned with WB police mishandling of Kolkata girl gangrape, 04 January, 2014
Global rights group, women's organisations protest gang rape, January 3, 2014
Sri Lanka provides the argument for disbanding the Commonwealth , The Independent, December 13, 2013 .
Civil liberties groups call SC ruling a blow to basic rights , TOI, December 12, 2013 .
US to keep tab on Sri Lanka's Human Rights record , The Nation, December 10, 2013 .
International Community Must Continue To Monitor Sri Lanka: Commonwealth HR Initiative , Colombo Telegraph, December 10, 2013 .
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative condemns thrashing of murder suspects in Anantapur, Colombo Telegraph, December 10, 2013 .
CHRI commemorates human rights day, Colombo Telegraph, December 10, 2013 .
Police stuck in colonial mould, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative says, Dec 4, 2013
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative condemns thrashing of murder suspects in Anantapur, TOI, December 03, 2013 .
Indian police don't understand their role: Rights group, (1) December 3, 2013
Stringent law to protect whistle blowers needed: Right's group,Business Standard, December 02, 2013 .
Open policing and freedom of information in India and Russia, The Guardian, November 20, 2013 .
GLOBAL CALL FOR THE PROTECTION OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN SRI LANKA, Rights Now, November 15, 2013 .
Activists From 50 Countries Concern About President Rajapaksa’s Speech At C’wealth Peoples Forum, Colombo Telegraph, November 15, 2013.
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative: Action on Sri Lanka , 14 November 2013
The Commonwealth: Crisis, Controversy and CHOGMS , 14 November 2013
Sri Lanka Hosting CHOGM 2013 - A Serious Problem , 14 November 2013
Sri Lanka provides the argument for disbanding the Commonwealth , 5 November 2013
The Commonwealth Heads of Government: a question of leadership , 5 November 2013
Students to intensify stir over CHOGM The Hindu, November 05, 2013.
Despite Tamil opposition, Manmohan 'keen' on attending CHOGM India Today, November 01, 2013.
Commonwealth must honour its own commitments, 1 November 2013
Repression in Uganda: Commonwealth of Nations, take note ,28 October 2013
Bill to Replace Ordinance on Police Reforms in Assembly, OCT 25, 2013
This CHOGM, The Commonwealth Will Be At A Critical Place – C’wealth Human Rights Initiative, Colombo Telegraph, October 24, 2013 .
Right to Information not to hound politicians, Vibe Ghana, October 17, 2013 .
Deciding On CHOGM Venue Two Years Ahead Should Be Discouraged Says Commonwealth Expert , 17 October 2013
Gambia Pulls out of the Commonwealth , 3 October 2013
Archaic laws govern modern cops,28th September 2013
Police reforms must to restore faith,27th Sep 2013
UP riots underscore need of police reforms,Sep 19, 2013
Gambia: New Law Stifles Free Expression in the Gambia , 11 September 2013
Whistle-blower's bill weakened, RTI Act style DNA Spacial, August 20, 2013.
Workshop on Prison Visiting System,04 Aug 2013
Ensure inmates are given basic facilities in jails, say experts Hindustan Times, August 04, 2013.
Crime in khaki: UP reports 80% of illegal arrests, detentions in India DNA India, July 23, 2013.
Keeping peace at bay The Hindu, July 22, 2013.
Rights group hails SC order on complaints against cops July 19, 2013. Business Standard, News Track India, Siasat, MSN, Yahoo News, First Post, Sanjh News, Two Circles, Dainik Disha, India Forums Pro Kerala, TND Post, Vancouver Desi, Sulekha, i9 Live, Samachar.Com, Web India, Inooz, Big News Network, All voices, Frequency.com Newsxs, Facebook, Article.wn.com, We Speak News, Silobreaker, Sportballa, Daily Indian News, Tellme Boss, New Kerala, BS, The Hindu.
Chief Secretaries To Face Music At Supreme Court All Voices, July 18, 2013.
CHRI welcomes court order on Police Complaints Authority The Hindu, July 18, 2013.
Upset at non-compliance of police reforms, Supreme Court summons chief secretaries DNA India, July 18, 2013.
Rights group hails SC order on complaints against cops, July 16, 2013
Not on the bodies of the condemned, July 11, 2013
Commonwealth people’s forum can enhance government’s credibility, 8 July 2013
Rising Kashmir serialised CHRI Critique of Jammu and Kashmir Draft Police Bill in following parts:
Critique and recommendations for amendment - I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV.
The great divide: theory and practice of criminal defence laws in India, 22 May 2013
Proxy Wars In Prison Cells Of Pakistan And India, May 8, 2013
Recommends confidentiality rather than transparency - Draft Police Bill infringes RTI Act ET Plus, May 07, 2013.
Need to isolate Prosecution from Policing Draft bill further cementing Prosecution - Police bond ? ET Plus, May 07, 2013.
Police Draft Bill misses strategic, annual plans ET Plus, May 07, 2013.
Appointment of DGP in contravention of Apex Court directions ET Plus, May 07, 2013.
Canada attacks 'evil' of Sri Lanka hosting Commonwealth summit , 26 April 2013
CHRI seeks action against police chief , , April 24, 2013
Human Right Group Proposes Independent Police Complaint Authority Ghana News, April 22, 2013.
60% of Delhi’s mammoth police force chaperone VIPs, as rapists run riot The Sunday Guardian, March 18, 2013.
India torn over UN vote on Sri Lanka's human rights record ,18 March 2013
Jailed foreigners: What happens when you’re not Italian marines The First Post, March 14, 2013.
The PRCs importance was reported in Rajasthan Patrika, 17th March, 2013
Suicide prevention policies in prisons needed urgently The Hindu, March 13, 2013.
Focus on in-prison suicides The Hindu, March 14, 2013.
Why Tihar jail’s ‘suicide watch’ failed Ram Singh The First Post, March 11, 2013.
A Police that we want Greater Kashmir, February 26, 2013.
‘Draconian’ police bill draws flak Greater Kashmir, February 26, 2013.
Govt to outline special security zones in JK Greater Kashmir, February 23, 2013.
Police Act: Experts spot loopholes in draft legislation Greater Kashmir, February 21, 2013.
Handed a snack, and then executed: the last hours of the 12-year-old son of a Tamil Tiger The Independent, February 18, 2013.
Released from jail, 70-year-old Afghan national awaits freedom, Times of India, February 5, 2013
Will Afghan national’s wait to return home end?, The Hindu, February 2, 2013.