4,000 complaints pending before MSHRC: Lalla

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Nagpur, Mar 13 (UNI) A total of 4,000 cases are pending before the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) at present, Commission's member Subhash S Lalla said today.

Speaking to reporters here, Mr Lalla said that a total of 28,000 complaints had been submitted before the MSHRC in the seven years since its formation. These included 6,000 filed during 2007-2008, he said.

The Commission had disposed off 24,000 of these over the years, with the balance being 4,000, Mr Lalla said, adding that the disposal of cases had been 'good' in the last two years.

Mr Lalla, a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, said that the Commission held hearings of complaints from Vidarbha region in Nagpur yesterday and today.

''A total of 13 cases came up for hearing, of which we have disposed off eight,'' he added.

MSHRC at present is headed by a Chairman and has three members, including Mr Lalla.

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