NHRC concludes two days “Open Hearing and Camp Sitting”; recommends payment of Rs 15 lakh as relief in violation of human rights
National Human Rights Commission concluded its two days “Open Hearing and Camp Sitting” in Shillong today recommending payment of 15 lakh rupees as relief in different cases of violation of human rights of people belonging to different categories in the States of Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura.
The matters heard in the ‘Open Hearing’ included non-receipt of the report cases; show cause notice cases; and compliance cases. Two cases pertaining to the deaths of labourers in illegal mines in Meghalaya were also heard. One of the cases related to the forcible eviction of Tribal people living in the forest area in Tripura was also heard.
In all, 19 cases related to the States of Meghalaya (Six), Mizoram (Three ), and Tripura (Ten), were heard by the Full Bench of the Commission, presided over by Justice M.M. Kumar; Justice Dr. D.M. Mulay and Rajiv Jain, Members of the Commission.
A meeting of the Commission with Chief Secretaries, DGS of Police and their representatives, and other senior officers of all the three States was also held yesterday.
The Commission also held a discussion with NGOs/HRDS and members of the Civil Society, during their interactions that raised issues of healthcare, SCS/STs, women, elderly, and children. The Commission reiterated that the NGOs are actually the eyes and ears of the Commission and they are true partners of the Commission in spreading awareness regarding the promotion and protection of human rights