New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have
earned the dubious distinction of being on top of the list of
states from where maximum complaints have been received by
National Human Rights Commission in 18 years of its existence.
In cases of alleged death in police and judicial custody,
the Commission registered the largest number of complaints
from Uttar Pradesh.
The rights body also has recommended monetary relief of
over Rs 51.09 crore to victims so far, according to the
Commission which is celebrating its 19th Foundation Day today.
The NHRC has registered a total 10,94,113 cases of human
rights violations, either suo motu or on complaints or on
intimation by the prison and police authorities, out of which
10,77,622 cases have been disposed of till date.
Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 6,22,635 complaints
followed by Delhi 69,409. The ten top states from where
maximum complaints have been registered include Bihar,
Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand,
Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand.
Minimum 41 complaints have been received from the
state of Lakshadweep.
According to official statistics, the NHRC has recommended
monetary relief of Rs 7.14 crore in 315 cases of human rights
violations during this fiscal.
A total of Rs 510,942,500 has been recommended in
2,604 cases as monetary relief for the victims of human rights
violation or their next of kin by the Commission.