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Top lawyers and civil society activists have also alleged that the Centre is being vindictive against Indira Jaising and Anand Grover for being vocal critics of the Modi government.

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked a progress report from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on its inquiry against the Lawyers Collective – an NGO founded by senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover.

According to the Economic Times, the top human rights body’s intervention came on June 21 when it issued a statement saying that although the case was outside its purview, it was still addressing the issue as the CBI’s FIR appeared to have no fresh evidence against the NGO. The Commission said that it is “empowered under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 to examine the issue to make it non-discriminatory and to avoid arbitrariness”.

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