PUCL wants National Security Commission

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Hyderabad, Mar 12 (UNI) Alleging lack of security for common man in the wake of increase in terror attacks, the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) in Andhra Pradesh has demanded the setting up a National Security Commission on the lines of the Human Rights Commission.

Releasing the fifth report of the PUCL at a press conference here yesterday, its President Keshav Rao Jadhav said the Commission should take up complaints and ensure provision of adequate security to the citizens.

Referring to various terror attacks, he said the common citizen remained vulnerable even as huge expenditure was spent on providing security to politicians.

He observed terrorism and communal violence cannot be contained unless financial sources of mischief-makers were cut off.

Mr Jadhav also lamented about the lackadaisical attitude of authorities in dealing with mob violence, with reference to recent incidents in Hyderabad and Lucknow.

Turning to tribal issues, Mr Jadhav sought a round table conference on problems between tribals and governments, political parties and economic systems.

Referring to killing of tribals by suspected Maoists in Chhattisgarh and the plight of 'Banbasis' who were living in pathetic conditions, Mr Jadhav warned unless steps were taken to protect them and their rich culture, eco-friendly practices and traditional healthcare systems will disappear from the earth.

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