Haryana to set up human rights commission

Haryana will soon set up a human rights commission, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Sunday.

Updated: Nov 28, 2010, 20:16 PM IST

Chandigarh: Haryana will soon set up a human rights commission, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Sunday.

The process to constitute the commission was in progress, Hooda told reporters after a function at Jagadhri town, 120 km from here.

The Haryana government had earlier maintained that there was no need of a human rights commission in the state.

The Chief Minister had earlier maintained that enough mechanisms were available in the existing laws to deal with situations and that there was no need for a human rights commission.

However, in the last three-four years, the number of cases of honour killing and the illegal and arbitrary decisions of Haryana`s `Khap panchayats` (community courts) created a negative image about the state.

IANS