Human rights commissions should bridge the gap with govt: CJI
Kolkata: Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Monday suggested the state human rights commissions to bridge the gap with the state governments and improve co-ordination with them.
"The commission can take cognisance and can only recommend. Its success depends on the co-ordination between the state government and them. They must try to bridge that gap. If the state government doesn`t listen, the only recourse is going to the court," Kabir told reporters here.
When asked about whether the various state governments have been paying heed to the recommendations, he said, "Sometimes they listen. But at times when the party in power is facing a case of violation against them, then they go on the defensive".
He was in the city to attend Human Rights Day celebration function organised by West Bengal Human Rights Commission.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also invited at the function but she didn`t attend.
West Bengal Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice A K Ganguly said they expect that the state government will accept their recommendations from time to time.
"We are hopeful. Many of our recommendations have been accepted," he said.
Raising the issue of violation of child rights in the country, Kabir said, "How far have we been able to ensure that children do have a right or they do have access to education".
Describing the issue as one of gross violation of human rights, he said that an entire generation will get destroyed if children`s rights are not protected.
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