NHRC notice to Kerala government over attacks on political workers

The killings of party workers are indicative of growing rivalry among the workers of different political parties and poor state of law and order in Kerala, said NHRC

GN Bureau | August 4, 2017


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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has again issued a notice to the Kerala government over the spate of attacks on political party workers.

NHRC has asked Kerala’s chief secretary and the director general of police to take effective steps to stop them and it has given four weeks to the state government for a detailed report in the matter.

The commission has observed that the brutal killings of the party workers are indicative of the growing rivalry among the workers of different parties and poor state of law and order situation in Kerala. There is an urgent need to curb the ongoing violence which amounts to violations to rights to life of the victims, said a press note from NHRC on Thursday.

The commission also observed that the difference of opinion and healthy criticism is the integral part of the multi-party democratic political system but bloodshed in the name of political and ideological differences is neither ethical nor acceptable in a civilised society.

On January 25, 2017, the commission had taken cognizance of the matter on the basis of a media report on the incidents of the gruesome killings of the RSS and BJP workers in Kerala.

The commission on June 12, 2017, directed the DGP, Kerala to submit a list of the cases regarding murders/attacks on the political party workers. The commission also sought information regarding the relief granted to the victims and their families from the chief secretary. The report is yet to be received.

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