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ANY person or organisation can bring allegation regarding any violation of human rights to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Hence every human is entitled and have equal access to the NHRC irrespective of his/her race, sex, gender, religion, ethnicity, place of birth, literacy, ability etc. Moreover, NHRC has power to take action...

Lawmen worst human rights violators

Law enforcement agencies are the worst violators of human rights in the country, said National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman yesterday. "The number of complaints of human rights violation against law enforcement agencies tops the list we receive," he said, adding that research should be done as to "why law enforcers are at the top". The rights boss made the comments at a report sharing and discussion programme titled “NHRC: Institutional Commitment Needed". Organised by Ain O Salish Kendra...

SI Anwar's Bid to Brand Alam A Criminal

Misleading facts in case statement

Sub-Inspector Anwar Hossain, arrested over shooting car driver Shah Alam, has provided misleading information in the case he filed against the victim. Anwar was arrested after Alam's brother Golam Mostafa filed a case with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police on Wednesday afternoon. He was placed on a two-day remand following a Dhaka court order yesterday. Alam, shot in both legs and shown arrested in an arms case, is now undergoing treatment at National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (Nitor). The High Court yesterday...

Test cops’ mental eligibility before providing firearms

Test cops’ mental eligibility before providing firearms

Policemen who need to carry firearms must undergo mental tests to determine whether they are capable of maintaining sanity, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief said today. "They should be tested well to determine their mental fitness before they receive firearms," Mizanur Rahman said while visiting Shah Alam, whom a sub-inspector of Sher-e-Bangla...

Cops’ broken chain of command worsens HR situation: NHRC chief

Cops’ broken chain of command worsens HR situation: NHRC chief

The chain of command of police administration has broken down, resulting in slide in human rights and law and order situations, the National Human Rights Commission Chairman (NHRC) chief said today. "Instead of arresting the real culprits, they (police) are repressing the general people," Mizanur Rahman said after visiting economist Prof Mahbubullah, who was...

Children in prisons for lazy magistrates

Many children are languishing in prisons across the country due to the negligence of a section of judicial magistrates who do not care to verify their ages and send them to juvenile correctional facilities, Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Prof Mizanur Rahman said in Rajshahi yesterday. “I can't understand how a magistrate can send a child to jail citing her/his age as above 18, in order to avoid some additional work of verifying their age,” he told reporters...

Rab warned against HR violation

Rab warned against HR violation

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman today warned Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) against violation of any human rights, asking the elite force to be respectful to the country's laws. "Be careful, Rab. Everybody must obey and respect laws," the NHRC boss said at a discussion at Cirdap auditorium in the capital. The...

N'ganj 7 Murders

NHRC to take steps after assessing home report

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) would take steps regarding seven murders in Narayanganj after assessing probe report of the home ministry, said its Chairman Mizanur Rahman yesterday. "Immediately after the incident, we asked the ministry to conduct a proper investigation into the matter and submit the probe report to us," he told journalists at its seminar on "National Women Development Policy 2011" in the capital. About the NHRC power, the rights boss said NHRC lacked the executive power to take...


All those young people lied?

SO, it has been decided that the twenty juveniles who complained about being abused by the management of a correctional centre recently were not speaking the truth. Again, the management, despite all that evidence of wrongdoing on the part of its members, has been given a clean chit.   Something is going truly wrong at the Tongi Juvenile Development Centre, where the young people in question recently subjected themselves to physical pain as a way of drawing attention to their...

Finding fact in the crossfire

AS extrajudicial killings continue to dominate news in Bangladesh, the National Human Rights Commission's first probe into a crossfire death provides some respite. The report, submitted to the home ministry last week, identifies serious discrepancies in the police's version of 41-year-old Rajab Ali's death in the early hours of 16 February 2014. The police have trotted out their usual crossfire narrative: Ali was arrested for armed robbery and taken to a village to recover the firearms used. Ali's accomplices...

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