The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC is organising a day-long meeting of the State Health Secretaries on Mental Healthcare tomorrow in New Delhi. The objective of the meeting is to discuss ways for better implementation of the National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) and especially the District Mental Health Programme (DMHP), infrastructure and manpower developments in the States/UTs.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Government of West Bengal and Commissioner of Police, Kolkata calling for a report in a complaint that women protesters were subjected to physical assault in Kolkata on the August 27, 2015.
While the Central government has already stepped back declaring that there will be no 'Land Acquisition Ordinance' anymore as a result of the strongest ever alliance of people's movements and organizations of farmers to fisher folk and labourers, with the support from most of the political parties, the same 2013 New Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation Act is now resorted to by the thousands of Sardar Sarovar Affected families on the struggle path in the Narmada valley.
Amnesty International has called the public flogging of a man and a woman by local officials in western Ghor province in Afghanistan for "adultery" abhorrent. It said that the Afghan authorities must hold to account those responsible for this incident.