NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice demanding an explanation from the home ministry on reports that Kukandulam protestors were being made to undergo psychiatric counseling. Spearheaded by the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy, locals have been protesting against the proposed nuclear power station under construction in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/NHRC-notice-to-MHA-on-psychiatric-counseling-of-Kudankulam-protestors/articleshow/14814458.cms?
Human rights report exposes 7,563 rapes in ten years
A report titled – “Jharkhand Human Rights Report 2001-2010”, compiled by the Jharkhand Human Rights Movement, revealed 7,563 reported rapes, 3,398 dowry atrocities, 576 custody deaths and over 100 hunger deaths in Jharkhand in ten years after constitution of the new Jharkhand state on November 15, 2000.
The report also cited 174 rapes on tribal women and 194 cases of atrocities on tribals Rights activist Gladson Dundung, also a member of the Jharkhand Human Rights Movement said that during compilation of the report we felt that human rights violations had been rampant in Jharkhand and it could be controlled if the state government was active.
The report has also accumulated figures from the National Crime Records Bureau and annual reports of the National Human Rights Commission, besides fields verification.
The report also highlighted the plight of dalits where 60 murders, 106 rapes on dalit women and 1,437 cases of dalit atrocities and 19 cases of untouchability were mentioned.The report also mentioned 249 cases of child atrocities including six cases of sale and purchase of children for prostitution