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‘Honour Killings’ are a social menace: NHRC

National Human Rights Commission chairman Justice K G Balakrishnan, on Friday described `Honour Killings` as a `great social menace`.



Kochi: National Human Rights Commission
chairman Justice K G Balakrishnan, on Friday described `Honour
Killings` as a `great social menace`.

`Honour killings` are shocking incidents and was a great
social menace`, Justice Balakrishnan told reporters on the
sidelines of a seminar here. Only few incidents get reported.
Though existing laws are enough to tackle them, effective
police investigation is needed for probing such cases, he
said. These are criminal cases. The commission can only create
awareness against it, he said.

On the complaint filed to the commission alleging human
rights violation in the police raids against activists of the
radical outfit, Popular Front of India, which is alleged to
have hacked the right hand of a college lecturer, he said the
DGP`s report was being awaited. Two weeks time has been
given and that is the usual procedure.
Complaints are being filed from kerala every week but most
of them do not fall under the category of human rights
violations, he said.

PTI

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