Odisha Human Rights Commission

Odisha Human Rights Commission Gets New Chairperson After 7 Years

Bhubaneswar: Governor Ganeshi Lal approved the appointment of Former Orissa High Court judge Justice B.P. Das as the Chairman of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC), official sources said today. The commission got its chairperson after a span of seven years as the position was lying unoccupied since 2012. Similarly, advocate Asim Amitabh Dash is the […]

OHRC Asks Commissioner to Take Adequate Steps to Avoid Fire Mishap in Police stations

Bhubaneswar, June 2, 2018: The Odisha Human Rights Commission has directed the Commissioner of Police of Bhubaneswar and Engineer-in-Chief-cum-Secretary of Works Department for appropriate steps for adequate fire fighting equipments in police establishment to avoid fire accidents. The order has came after the OHRC considered a petition made by rights activist Akhand on major fire […]

Bhadrak Riots: Rights panel sought report from Odisha Govt

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Guidelines and SoPs for harmony not followed The Odisha Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Government of Odisha over allegation of not following guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by Union Ministry of Home affairs by the police, administration and higher level officials at state level […]

OHRC sought ATR over killing of bank dacoits in Nayagarh

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has sought action taken report from Nayagarh Police over killing of two alleged dacoits in the district. Two persons were beaten to death and one injured by some people after an allegedly robbery of Canara Bank at Kasanda village under Ranpur Police limits in […]

OHRC sought reports over rehabilitation of surrendered ultras in Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission has sought report from police and administration over non-payment of monetary assistance to the surrendered Maoists in Malkangiri district as per rehabilitation package policy of the Odisha Government. Acting on a complaint of rights activist Akhand, the Commission has directed District Magistrate and Superintendent of […]