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OHRC registers suo-motu case over 'custodial death' of man in Bhubaneswar
OHRC registers suo-motu case over 'custodial death' of man in Bhubaneswar

While taking serious view of the matter, the Commission has called upon the Twin City Commissioner to submit a detailed report in the matter.

BJP Turns Heat On Min Dibya Shankar Mishra, Seeks OHRC Intervention In Mamita Murder Case
BJP Turns Heat On Min Dibya Shankar Mishra, Seeks OHRC Intervention In Mamita Murder Case  

A delegation of BJP moved the rights body and alleged though the family members of the deceased had made repeated claims that the minister has frequently visited the school and stayed there, the police have not brought him under the purview of investigation so far. 

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OHRC Directs Malkangiri SP To Probe 'Custodial Torture' Case

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Tuesday issued a notice to the Superintendent of Police of Malkangiri directing him to conduct an inquiry into the matter

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OHRC Directs Cuttack Collector, CMC To Rehabilitate Displaced Settlers

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) directed Cuttack Collector and the Commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) to take immediate measures to rehabilitate and resettle the people of Balisahi slum near Nuapada area

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Oxygen Cylinders’ Black Marketing: OHRC Seeks Reports From Odisha Govt

The Commission also urged Odisha chief secretary to ensure opening of Temporary Medical Centers (TMCs) in rural areas at the earliest and book those involved in black marketing of oxygen cylinders

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OHRC Restricts Public Entry To Office, Calls For Online Complaint Petition

In view of the current COVID situation in the State, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Monday restricted public entry to their office located at Toshali Bhawan in Bhubaneswar till May 31 or until further notification.

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Ganjam Custodial Death: OHRC Seeks Report, CCTV Footage In Four Weeks

Bhubaneswar: Taking a suo motu cognizance of the media reports regarding the death of a person in police custody at Golanthara Police station in Ganjam, the Odisha Human Rights Commissions…

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Attack On OPCC Chief: Odisha Congress Moves OHRC

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party of State unit on Thursday moved Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) seeking action against the local police for their callousness in connection with the attack on OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik’s vehicle and his personal security officer Rakesh Singh in Keonjhar a few days ago. A Congress delegation led by party spokesperson […]

Minor Boy 'Assaulted' In Police Station: OHRC Directs Rourkela SP To Submit Report By Feb 15
Minor Boy 'Assaulted' In PS: OHRC Directs Rourkela SP To Submit Report By Feb 15

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) Monday sought a report from the Superintendent of Police (SP), Rourkela in connection with the alleged third-degree torture of a minor boy at Udit Nagar Police Station in Rourkela. Registering a suo motu case over the alleged assault on the minor boy, the Commission has directed the SP […]

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Engineer Amrut Das Death: OHRC To Visit Spot For Inquiry

Bhubaneswar: A team of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is likely to visit spot to conduct a detailed probe into the mysterious death of engineer Amrut Das, whose mother and brother had recently attempted suicide near Odisha Assembly alleging shoddy police investigation. The father and brother of the deceased engineer on Friday deposed before the […]

Minor Boy 'Assaulted' In Police Station: OHRC Directs Rourkela SP To Submit Report By Feb 15
Odisha ‘Custodial Deaths’: Petition In OHRC Seeking Compensation For Families Of Deceased & Action Against Cops

Bhubaneswar: Amid a huge public outcry in Odisha over the twin incidents of alleged custodial deaths in Biramitrapur and Puri, a petitioner on Friday knocked the doors of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) over the matter. Human Rights activist, Prabir Das today filed two separate cases in connection with the alleged custodial deaths in […]

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Dangamatia 'Fake' Encounter Case: OHRC Asks Odisha Govt To Pay Rs 1.5 Lakh As Compensation

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Thursday asked the State government to pay Rs 1.5 lakh compensation to the next of the kin of Manda Kadraka, who was gunned down by the security personnel during an alleged encounter in Rayagada district in 2016. According to sources, the OHRC has issued a letter in […]

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Custodial Torture: OHRC Bars Woman Cop From Posting In PS For 2 Years

Bhubaneswar: Sandhyarani Jena, a former Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) at the Patna police station in Keonjhar district, has been barred from posting at any police station or deployment on field duties for the next two years after a an inquiry conducted by the Odisha State Human Rights Commission (OHRC) held her guilty in an alleged case of […]

Minor Boy 'Assaulted' In Police Station: OHRC Directs Rourkela SP To Submit Report By Feb 15
'Murdered' Minor Boy Returns Home After 2 Yrs: OHRC Asks IO To Pay Rs 5 Lakh To Arrestees

Bargarh: In a landmark decision, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed a police officer to pay Rs 2.5 lakh compensation each to two persons who he had arrested on false charges of killing a minor boy. The rights panel has asked the State Home department to collect the compensation amount from the officer […]

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Odisha: OHRC Seeks Alternative Cremation Site For COVID19 Patients In Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission on Thursday recommended identification of alternative site on the outskirts of Cuttack for cremation of COVID19-affected patients. Besides, the order passed by the commission asked the district administration to take steps to ensure proper lighting and cleaning of the existing Sati Choura and Kalia Boda crematoriums in the city […]

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Congress Seeks OHRC Intervention In Cuttack Minor Girl 'Gang Rape' Case

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of Congress today moved the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) seeking its intervention in the alleged gangrape case of a minor girl in Cuttack. They have sought financial and legal aid for the family of the survivor. The delegation led by Congress spokesperson Nishikant Mishra submitted a memorandum to OHRC and demanded […]

Minor Boy 'Assaulted' In Police Station: OHRC Directs Rourkela SP To Submit Report By Feb 15
OHRC Office Shut For 3 Days After Staff Tests Covid-19 Positive

Bhubaneswar: The office of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) in Satya Nagar area of Bhubaneswar will remain closed till September 30 as one of its employees has been found positive for the coronavirus infection. A notice issued by the Secretary of the Commission on Monday mentioned that due to detection of one COVID-19 positive […]

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Ostracism Is Inhuman Practice: OHRC Seeking Report On Social Boycott Of 40 Families

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong note of alleged ostracism of 40 families in Dhenkanal district by upper caste people, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed the district administration to inquire into the matter. The commission after taking a suo motu cognizance of the case noted that ‘Social ostracism/boycott is an inhuman practice which requires serious […]

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Column: Human Rights In Corona-induced ‘Suspended Animation’!

By Sandeep Sahu A youth is asked to do sit-ups – and asked to keep counting as he does so. At another end of the state, two youths and their bikes are caned by lath-wielding cops. Elsewhere, four youths are asked to sit on their hunches, move their hands between their legs, hold the back […]

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Doctor, CDMO, Pharmacist Should Be Jailed: Family of Girl Who Lost Eyesight

Nayagarh: After filing a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), family members of the minor girl who lost one of her eyes allegedly due to medical negligence in Nayagarh DHH, today moved Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) demanding arrest of the accused doctor, Niramaya pharmacist and the CDMO. A complaint was also lodged […]

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Doctor Dadagiri: Father Of Youth Thrashed By VIMSAR Medicos Moves OHRC

Sambalpur: After a police case was registered against some doctors of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science And Research (VIMSAR) in Sambalpur for thrashing two youths and forcing them to do sit-ups in full public glare, father of one of the victims today lodged a complaint before the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC). Thana […]

Minor Boy 'Assaulted' In Police Station: OHRC Directs Rourkela SP To Submit Report By Feb 15
OHRC Pulls Up Odisha Govt Over Illegal Road Blockades

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has issued a notice to the Odisha government, seeking reports over the measures being taken to stop illegal road-blocking protests. The rights body has given three weeks deadline to the State principal Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) to submit a report regarding the measures taken […]

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Relaxation Of New Traffic Rules Misutilized By Habitual offenders: Odisha Human Rights Panel

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has raised questions on State government’s decision to relax enforcement of new traffic rules for three months. In a letter, OHRC has claimed that the ‘liberty granted by the government is being misutilized as a license by habitual law breakers creating a free for all situation on the […]

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Ragging In Odisha: Human Rights Panel Seeks Report By Oct 11

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong congnizance of allegations of ragging in different educational institutions, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has written to secretaries of School & Mass Education, Higher Education, Health & Family Welfare, Skill Development & Technical Education departments to furnish responses on steps taken to curb torture being meted out to the freshers in […]

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Justice Raghubir Dash appointed OHRC member

Bhubaneswar: Justice Raghubir Dash, former judge of Orissa High Court, has been appointed as the member of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC). Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal today approved Justice Dash’ name for the post. “In exercise to the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of the Section 22 of the Protection of Human Rights Act (Act […]

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Govt recommends names of OHRC chairperson, members to Governor

Bhubaneswar: The State government has recommended names for selection of Chairperson and members of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) to Governor Ganeshi Lal. The OHRC chairperson post has been lying vacant after the completion of tenure of Justice Bira Kishore Mishra on August 15 earlier this year. At present, the three-member panel has no […]

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Human rights activists demand filling up of OHRC vacancies

Bhubaneswar: Demanding immediate filling up of vacant chairperson post of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC), human rights activists on Monday sat on dharna in front of Raj Bhavan on Monday. Under the banner of the ‘Manabadhikar Karmi and Sangathan Samuha’, human rights activists staged the protest and demanded that a retired High Court judge […]

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'Murdered' youth's return: OHRC seeks report from Crime Branch, Bargarh admin

Bhubaneswar: Taking a strong note of the arrest of two persons for murdering another youth, who surfaced alive after one-and-a-half-year in Paikmal of Bargarh district, the Odisha Human Right Commission (OHRC) today has sought a report from the Crime Branch ADG and the Bargarh Collector within six weeks. Hearing a petition filed by three rights […]

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Rishi death: Commissionerate Police submits probe report to OHRC

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Wednesday submitted a report on the investigation into the death of engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi to the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC). In the report, the police have mentioned that Rishi died due to intake of excess alcohol and drug overdose. However, the police have claimed that no […]

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Sambalpur Custodial Death: Rs 3L compensation for kin of victim

Sambalpur: In a major development, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed the Additional Chief Secretary of Odisha Home Department to pay Rs 3 lakh as compensation in connection with the custodial death case where an under-trial prisoner died under mysterious circumstances at Jujumura in Sambalpur last year. As per sources, the Town Police […]

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Kunduli suicide: OHRC seeks report from Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today sought a report from the state government on Kunduli gang rape, the victim of which committed suicide on January 22. Acting on a petition filed by a social activist and lawyer Nishikanta Mishra, the OHRC directed the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) to submit […]

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DAV student suicide: OHRC asks Bhubaneswar DCP for probe report

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi to submit the probe report on the death of DAV management student Tanya Banerjee within three weeks. The rights body has fixed December 26 for next hearing of the case. Earlier on Wednesday, the Commissionerate Police had recorded the statements of parents […]

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Koraput gang rape: Medical College Superintendent deposes before OHRC

Bhubaneswar: Superintendent of Koraput medical college Sitaram Mohapatra today deposed before the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) for questioning in connection with the Koraput gang rape. Mohapatra had submitted medical examination report of the gang rape survivor to HRPC ADG Mahendra Pratap who later handed over the documents to the OHRC. On basis of the […]

Koraput gang rape: No medical evidence of rape, says HRPC ADG

Bhubaneswar: After month-long hue and cry, the alleged gang rape incident of minor girl in Kunduli of Koraput took a dramatic turn today as the Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) ADG revealed the medical reports claim no evidence of rape. However, investigation is still on. The ADG Mahendra Pratap who submitted the medical reports to […]

Oh that stinking feeling! Dead rats in building affect OHRC functioning

Bhubaneswar: It was a bizarre sight at the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) building with officials, staff and other applicants having tough time dealing with bad odor on the office premises. Sources said, dead rats within the office building are the reason behind such foul smell which is making life unbearable for the staff and […]

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Kangaroo court victim appeals before OHRC for justice

Bhubaneswar: The victim of a kangaroo court verdict in Badakera village in Angul district who was forced to go around the village beating a gong, today appealed for justice before the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC). Dushmant Sahu, the husband of a ward member, was forced to either pay Rs 50,000 penalty or go about […]

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Child missing and death case: Police Commissioner assures taking guilty to task

Bhubaneswar:  A day after Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) sought a report in connection with police apathy in a tribal boy’s missing and subsequent death case, Commissionerate Police on Monday assured of action against the guilty for such callousness. Terming the incident as ‘unfortunate’, Police Commissioner YB Khurania told reporters that basing on preliminary inquiry […]

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OHRC seeks report on slum child missing & death case

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Sunday directed Commissionerate Police to submit a report on Salia Sahi minor boy Ishak Digal missing and death case. The commission has asked the police authorities to submit the report within seven days. The development came after parents of Ishak filed a complaint at the OHRC requesting it […]

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Torture of UTP in Choudwar jail: OHRC seeks report in 7 days

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the brutal physical torture of an undertrial prisoner (UTP) at the Circle Jail in Choudwar, Cuttack, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today sought a report from the authorities within 7 days. The acting chairperson of the rights panel, Justice B K Mishra directed the additional DGP-cum-IG of Prisons, Bhubaneswar to […]

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OHRC penalises doc for minor’s death due to medical negligence

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed the state government to provide compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of an eight-year-old girl, who died allegedly due to medical negligence in Kendrapada district two years back. The compensation amount would be recovered from Dr Bhaskar Chandra Kar, the medical officer of the […]

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