A day-long 'National Workshop on Leprosy' organised by the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC began in New Delhi today. Inaugurating it, Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Chairperson, NHRC said that the Commission is deeply concerned about the human rights of the people affected with leprosy as they face stigma and discrimination in society despite the fact that leprosy is curable.
Angela Harish Sontakke is a 45 year old political undertrial prisoner facing charges of being a Maoist party member who has been incarcerated since April 2011. Most of this period has been spent in Byculla Jail at Mumbai.
Over 400 adivasis along with activists from Sardar Sarovar affected area in Maharashtra continued their mass agitation inside the Divisional Commissioner office at Nasik Road. The serious problems arising from the ongoing construction at the Sardar Sarovar Dam, to further raise the height by 17 meters of the dam, beyond 122 meters (i.e. upto 139 meters) is a challenge to the 30 years old Narmada Bachao Andolan.
The Tahreek Muslim Shabban (TMS) has decided to approach the High Court against the Telangana Government and leading media houses of Hyderabad for projecting the under trials who were killed in Alair encounter as terrorists and demanded a CBI probe into it to expose the real culprits.