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Rising human rights violation cases worry NHRC chief
Thursday, June 10, 2010 05:39:00 PM, UNI
New Delhi: New NHRC chief Justice K G Balakrishnan is facing an uphill task of dealing with one lakh pending cases pertaining to human rigts violations in the country.
During last year alone 94,000 cases of human rights violation came to light and incidentally Uttar Pradesh tops the list of human rights violations in the country followed by Delhi, Gujarat and Bihar.
Former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan who took over as the new chairman of NHRC on June 7 also told media the government should also consider the human rights violation of security personnel and find out some ways to protect such rights of security pesonnel involved in anti-insurgency, anti-naxals and anti-terrorist operations.
The new NHRC head also wants to bring the state of Jammu and Kashmir within the jurisdiction of NHRC.
On naxalite problem, Justice Balakrishnan said, ''Poor tribals do not have education, there are no roads and hospitals in these areas and these areas require sustained development.''
Justice Balakrishnan had retired as CJI on May 12 this year and happens to be the first dalit chief of NHRC and would have a fixed tenure of five years.
Justice Balakrishnan, who hails from Kerala, also has the distinction of being the first dalit head of the Indian judiciary.
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