Chhattisgarh prepares action plan to protect human rights

Officials can recommend action in cases of gross violation of human rights

GN Bureau | February 3, 2017


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Chhattisgarh has prepared an action plan to ensure the protection of human rights in naxal affected Bastar district. The step is being taken following the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the issues of police hostility against human rights defenders.

The state government has given standing instructions to the special DGP/additional DGP (Naxal Operations) to immediately recommend action to the additional DGP (CID) in cases of gross violation of human rights wherein the action is found to be slow, lacking or inadequate at lower levels.

A human rights protection committee headed by a district magistrate has been constituted in each of the seven naxal affected districts in the state to receive complaints on human rights issues. The committee will comprise of six district level administrative, police, law officers and two to three eminent citizens.

Besides, a state human rights protection committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of secretary, general administration department. The committee will consider only those cases which failed to get disposed of at the district level or where the complainant is not satisfied with the action by the districts committee. 
 

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