‘Govt committed to uphold human rights’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 29: The minister for Law and Parliamentary affairs Ali Muhammad Sagar on Saturday said government was committed to ensure “zero tolerance” to human right violations in the state.
“Although the incidents of human right violation occur in JK, we are committed to bring it to zero level as promised by the prime minister,” Sagar told Legislative Assembly.
He was speaking on a private member resolution brought by National Conference’s Mir Saifullah that human right violations should be stopped in the state. However, he later withdrew the resolution on assurance from the minister that government was committed to uphold the human rights.
Sagar admitted that law and order situation worsens when any incident of human rights violation comes to fore.
Sagar said that some incidents of HR violations took place since present government took over. “ But these were dealt with effectively and exemplary punishment was awarded to the persons involved in such acts.” he claimed.
He cited the examples of Hygam Kupwara, Varmul and Bomai Sopur where immediate action was taken against the erring security personnel.
Sagar said SHRC was an institution, which recommends action in the cases, adding the Home department had been directed to take cognizance of these cases being referred by SHRC, as nobody was above law.
After assurance the member withdrew the resolution.
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