Lucknow: Under attack over the murder of a
teenaged girl in a police station in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar
Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Tuesday shot off a letter to
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh charging various national
commissions with behaving like political parties.
National Commission for Women and National Human Rights
Commission have voiced concern over the murder of the girl and
NHRC has sent a fact-finding team to Lakhimpur Kheri.
Mayawati said NCW and NHRC give "undue importance to the
smallest" of happenings in Uttar Pradesh, they "remain silent"
on incidents and law and order situation in Congress-ruled
"This only goes on to prove that these national
commissions are behaving like politial parties shunning their
constitutional obligtions", Mayawati added.
In her letter, Mayawati has asked the PM to direct the
Haryana government to provide justice to dalits of Mirchpur
village who were allegedly subjected to police lathi charge
while they were demanding rights.
She alleged the National Commissions, including SC/ST
Commission, National Commission for Women and National Human
Rights Commission have been very active in all the "minor"
incidents in Uttar Pradesh but "failed" to discharge their
duties in Haryana.
Targetting the SC Commission Chairman P.L Punia, she said
though he belongs to Haryana he is "silent" on atrocities on
dalits in that state and asked him to go there and help them
get justice and security. "Otherwise, he has no right to
continue on this post", she said.