Eight states yet to constitute state HRCs

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 15:10

New Delhi: Government today said eight
states have not constituted the state human rights commission
despite repeated requests.

Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh said those
states which have not constituted the state human rights
commissions are Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana, Meghalaya,
Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Uttarakhand.

"The government and National Human Rights Commission
have been requesting all those states which have not yet
constituted their state commission to do so at the earliest,"
he informed Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Singh said the Centre and the NHRC are keen that each
state sets up a state human rights commission and the
responsibility to ensure adequate manpower and infrastructure
for each SHRC lies primarily with the respective state
government.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 15:10
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