J&K govt accepts SHRC’s recommendations on HR violations

The Jammu and Kashmir government has accepted recommendations of 86 cases of Human Right Violations, out of a total of 216 submitted to it by the State Human Right Commission (SHRC).

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2011, 12:35 PM IST

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government
has accepted recommendations of 86 cases of Human Right Violations, out of a total of 216 submitted to it by the State Human Right Commission (SHRC).

The state government has accepted recommendations of
SHRC in 86 cases out of total 216 cases submitted and
discussed by the Empowered Committee (EC) since December 2008,
a State Home Ministry report said.

Giving further break up, it said that 216 cases were
sumbitted and discussed in meetings of EC, out of which 86
recommendations of SHRC were accepted and as many
recommendations rejected.

Similarly, 48 cases were sent to investigation
agencies of the government for re-verification for action taken under law, the report said.

The SHM report said that 12 meetings were held since
December 2008 by Empowered Committee, which was setup by the
State Government under Governor`s rule on December 31, 2008.

The Government also accepted exgratia relief and grant
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 to this end has put a legal
framework in place to ensure protection of Human Rights.

PTI