HR Commission calls for Human Rights Cell

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Mysore, Oct 27 (UNI) The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Justice S R Nayak today emphasised the need for a Human Rights Cell in each district in the State to take up speedy disposal of complaints.

Speaking to newspersons here, he said the violation of Human Right cases had been increasing and it was not possible for each person to come to Bangalore to file a complaint. A separate cell in each district would avoid extra burden for the people and it would be easy to clear pending cases, he added.

Earlier, inaugurating a seminar, he said all departments of the State irrespective of police, army, judiciary or civil administration had a duty to respect Human Rights and prevent Human Rights violations.

The rule of police was especially significant in this respect.

The police was charged with the responsibility of maintaining order and enforcing laws.

However, the police as protectors of the law had both a legal duty and a moral obligation to uphold Human Rights standards and should act strictly in accordance with the law and the sprit of our Constitution. But unfortunately, many a times, while discharging their duty the actions of the police had violated Human Rights.

He said majority of complaints received by the National Human Rights Commission concerned the police.

UNI

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