New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday said it is in the process of setting up State Human Rights Commission soon, a day after Chief Justice of India T S Thakur raised alarm over the issue.
"Department of Home, in accordance with various provisions of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, is in the process of setting up State Human Rights Commission for Delhi. It will be set up soon," Home Minister Satyendar Jain said.
"The government has notified a selection committee to recommend names for appointment to the commission. This committee will submit its recommendations at the earliest," he said.
The Chief Justice of India T S Thakur had yesterday raised alarm for Arvind Kejriwal government in the national capital by reminding that Delhi has no state human rights body for last 22 years.
He had stressed the fact that human rights violations are not rampant only in tribal states like Chattisgarh and Jharkhand, but it "does take place in all parts of world and societies and Delhi as well".