SC notice to Centre on Human Rights Commission

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New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Centre on a letter petition, seeking directions to set up Human Rights Commission (HRC) in all states and union territories which are without such commission till date.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Justices P Sathasivam and J M Panchal decided to treat the letter received by the court as a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India.

According to the letter, every state and union territory in the country must have an HRC to deal with the cases of Human Rights violation involving common man in remote corners of the country.

The HRC will provide another mechanism to the common man to seek protection against the violation of his/her rights by the wealthy and the mighty sections of the society and as against the atrocities of the police.

UNI/SC ATI BD1325

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