Seven 1984 victims receive compensation

April 19, 2006 | Comments Off on Seven 1984 victims receive compensation

On March 30, seven victims on the 1984 pogroms received supplementary compensation as ordered by the Supreme Court. The East Singhbhum deputy commissioner today distributed cheques worth over Rs 7.74 lakh to the dependants of the riot victims. Parminder Kaur of Mango was inconsolable while receiving a cheque of Rs 1.25 lakh from East Singhbhum […]

Recent torture by police

April 19, 2006 | Comments Off on Recent torture by police

Ramgarh police officers have been accused of torturing a Dalit, Titu, after framing him in a false case of theft. Residents of Bhaura village, Ludhiana, demanded an investigation into the incident; on April 17, SSP AS Rai ordered an inquiry into the abuse. President of Vishwa Guru Ravidas Mission, Shiv Ram Saroay, and Rashtriya Vikas […]

NHRC update: 570 illegal cremation victims identified

April 19, 2006 | Comments Off on NHRC update: 570 illegal cremation victims identified

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman AS Anand has announced that the Punjab government has identified 570 more victims of illegal cremation in the Punjab Mass Cremations case. The total number of identified people illegally cremated by the Punjab police is now 1,273. 824 bodies remain unidentified out of a total list of 2,097 victims. […]