Agence India Press
April 20, 2011
Jammu: In a significant development, the state government has accepted recommendations of 86 cases of rights violations, out of 216 submitted to it by the State Human Right Commission (SHRC).
At least 48 cases have been sent to investigation agencies for re-verification for action taken under law, the report said. The authorities have accepted recommendations of SHRC in 86 cases submitted and discussed by the Empowered Committee (EC) since December 2008, a State Home Ministry report said. The report further said that 216 cases were submitted and discussed in meetings of EC, out of which 86 recommendations of SHRC were accepted and other recommendations rejected.
The report added that 12 meetings were held since December 2008 by Empowered Committee, which was setup by the state government under government rule on December 31, 2008. The government also accepted ex-gratia relief and for favour of government job to next of kins of the deceased persons by the EC, it said, adding that 67 such cases were approved for ex-gratia relief and 43 for government jobs.
The report said that government is committed to protecting Human Rights and in this regard has put a legal framework in place to ensure protection of human rights. (AIP)
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