Human Rights Commission warns officials against ignoring its Notices

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Bangalore, Dec 4 (UNI) Karnataka State Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice S R Nayak today warned the officials who fail to respond to the notice issued on reported violation of Human Rights.

The erring officials would be summoned to appear before it personally, he added.

Addressing newspersons here, Justice Nayak said that the Commission has registered as many as 512 cases so far since its formation in 2006 and had disposed off over 250 cases. The Commission was awaiting response from the officials of different departments for over 259 cases.

Justice Nayak said that the officials concerned have sought more time to report back to the Commission on several cases in responding to the notices. "The Commission has obliged, but the officers concerned have failed to respond and notices will be served to appear before it personally", he added.

Justice Nayak said that the Commission which has registered two cases in which two students of higher studies had committed suicide at the Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore have served notice to the officials concerned. The officials have sought more time to respond and if they fails to comply notices will be served on them to appear before it personally. "The Commission will not hesitate to issue arrest warrants if officials continued to dodge the Commission" he warned.

Justice Nayak said that the Commission while discharging its duties also taken initiative to spread the message of Human Rights and has conducted a workshop at Mysore to drive home the grains of Human Rights and its values. "There is a need to sensitize the people on the issue of Human Rights and its practice" he added.

The Commission also planned to hold workshop at Mangalore this month and in Davanagere next month.

The Commission also suo moto registered a case of Child Beggars menace in Bellary district which was widely publicised in media recently and served Notice to Principal Secretary Department of Social Welfare and sought to submit a report on the issue. The Commission also registered a Suo-Moto case in which a girl child was killed in a cracker fire incident.

UNI

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