Left Menu
Development News Edition

NHRC begins 2-day hearing on human rights violations' cases

NHRC begins 2-day hearing on human rights violations' cases

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday commenced its two days open hearing and camp sitting here to consider cases relating to alleged human rights violations in Kerala and Lakshadweep. NHRC Chairperson Justice H L Dattu, who inaugurated the camp, said proactive steps need to be taken to ensure registration of complaints of SC/ST communities as per the provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocity) Act, 1989.

"The objective of the camp sitting is to bring the aggrieved persons and the concerned officers of the state government at one platform to ensure immediate relief to the victims of human rights violations," he said. The Chairperson also said the camp sittings and open hearings have had a significant impact on improving governance by officials efficiently and impartially.

He said the camp helped increase public awareness on human rights issues which deal with equality, dignity, life and liberty of the individual. The Commission considered 96 cases in the open hearing relating to the grievances of aggrieved people of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities, a release issued by the Commission said.

The Commission will also hold a meeting with NGOs of Kerala and Lakshadweep on human rights issues, it said. NHRC members, Justice P C Pant, Jyotika Kalra and D M Mulay, Kerala State Human Rights Commission Chairperson Justice Antony Dominic, NHRC Secretary General Jaideep Govind, Chief Secretary Tom Jose and Additional Chief Secretary Vishwas Mehta, among others, attended the inaugural function.


(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



What happens to your outstanding loans if the bank falls?

... ...

Time for a change! Innovations to stop the growing plastic pollution

As the planet is drowning in plastic pollution, many new innovative approaches and solutions have emerged to effectively deal with the menace....

How to avoid fake universities and fishing bait like Farmington

As education sharks are roaming around to prey, we present a guide on how to mitigate hunters and reach to a genuine universityinstitute. In this era of commercialization of education, the fake universities and economic frauds in educationa...

How India is being pushed towards commercialization of higher education

The reluctance of the present dispensation in pushing the higher education towards commercialization is not just limited to the fees hike in Jawaharlal Nehru University JNU. It seems the government is gradually implementing a plan which is ...


Latest News

Chiefs RB Williams (hamstring) placed on IR

The Kansas City Chiefs placed Darrel Williams on injured reserve Thursday with a hamstring issue, ending the running backs season. Defensive back Alex Brown was moved from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster, while wide receiver ...

Malayalam film director Shrikumar Menon arrested on actress'

Well-known Malayalam film director Shrikumar Menon was arrested on Thursday for alleged intimidation and defaming of actress Manju Warrier on social media, police said. Menon was later released on bail on two solvent sureties, they said. P...

Nine killed, 10 injured as bus rams into truck in MP

Nine passengers, including a six- month-old boy, were killed and 10 others injured when their speeding bus rammed into a stationary truck in Madhya Pradeshs Rewa district on Thursday morning, police said. The accident took place near Gudh ...

People rush to shops after AP govt sells onions at Rs 25 per kg

The people in Chipurupalli town of Vizianagaram district on Thursday rushed to shops after Andhra Pradesh government started selling onions at Rs 25 per kg. The people who came to know that onions are being sold at a cheaper price rushed to...

Give Feedback