Sunday, January 20, 2008
AMBALA: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman justice A S Anand, on Saturday, said that Haryana should set up a human rights commission in the state as it had already been established in 14 states, including Punjab.

Talking to mediapersons after his visit to Ambala Central Jail, Anand said some of the states had been violating the directions of the NHRC and the commission had received a number of complaints in this regard.

He said complaints of human rights violations had increased in the country in the last few years.

In 1993 when the commission was established only 490 complaints were received whereas this year the figure has increased to 72,000. When asked what kind of complaints the commission had been receiving from Jammu and Kashmir, he said that most of them were security related.

Referring to the Dulina incident in which five people were killed, the NHRC chairman said the state government had handled the matter efficiently by providing government jobs to the next kin of the deceased.

No comments: