Special Task Force on human rights set up in J&K

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Srinagar, Oct 16 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir government today formed a Special Task Force (STF) to review the implementations and recommendations of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) since its inception in 1997-98, an official spokesman said.

He said the Cabinet Sub-Committee, constituted to monitor the implementation of the SHRC recommendations, met here today under the Chairmanship of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

At the meeting, the Cabinet Sub-Committee constituted a STF to be headed by an officer of the status of the Director General of Police (DGP) or the Civil-Military Liaison Commissioner.

The Task Force, with three other members, has been asked to submit its report to the Cabinet Sub-Committee by November 30 for consideration and directions as may be required.

Transport Minister Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, Chief Secretary C Phunsog, Financial Commissioner, Home, B R Kundal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Anil Goswami, DGP Kuldeep Khoda, Civil- Military Liaison Commissioner M K Mohanty, Commissioner-Secretary, Law, A H Kochak and IG, CID, K Rajendra were present at the meeting.

The Task Force has been directed to visit different districts and hold meetings with the District Level Screening Committees, headed by the Deputy Commissioners, to review the implementations and recommendations of the SHRC since 1997-98.

The Deputy Commissioners were directed to expedite the action taken report in all pending cases, if any, for the past ten years.


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