UN Special Rapporteur meets SHRC chairperson
Discusses Human Rights Situation In JK
Jammu, Jan 20: United Nations Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya on Thursday took stock of overall picture of Human Rights provisions of law applicable in the State, functioning of the Commission and the work done by the commission in protecting and promoting the human rights besides spreading Human rights literacy during a meeting with Chairperson of State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) here.
As per the Secretary, J&K State Human Rights Commission Srinagar, the UN Special Rapporteur was interested to hear from the Commission; State human rights position of defenders of the rights, NGO’s and graph of human rights violations for last three to four years over here.
According to Secretary, the position and views of the commission with regard to human rights defenders with suggestions were pointed out, as made clear by the chairperson in his address as panellist speaker at the workshop on human rights defenders organised at Delhi by National Human Rights Commission.
An official statement said the queries touching the applicability of J&K Special Powers Arms Act, including the changes in application/non-application of the Act in different areas too were focused on.
He said that it was pointed out by the Chairperson that the applicability/ non- applicability, areas where it operates, declaring particular area as disturbed area which are all policy matters and decision taken or to be taken by the Government of the State and at Centre in consultative mode. The commission as such has nothing to do with it, he said.
During the meeting, the suggestions made by the Commission and the write-ups of the Commission to the government on the subject were also briefly focussed.
She was also informed that the Commission has conducted in detail inspections of the jails of the both provinces of the State and while drawing of the report has made a detailed recommendations therto to the Government regarding various shortcomings.
She was informed while functioning of the commission is mirrored and given out by the report which the commission complies on annual basis and for the current year, same is under publication. However, last year’s, report on request was given to the Rapporteur team.
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