Er Rashid’s allegations baseless: SHRC
Srinagar, Apr 16: State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday termed as baseless the allegations leveled by MLA Langate Er Rashid that the Commission was under pressure from the Government to go slow on the forced labour case.
In 2010, Rashid had lodged a complaint with the SHRC about alleged forced labour by army at Mawar in Langate constituency for 13 years without any remuneration.
During a press conference on April 14, Er Rashid had alleged that SHRC was resorting to inordinate delay in reaching a decision in the case as it was under “immense pressure” from the Government.
Refuting the allegation, SHRC termed it as a “baseless and concocted story.” “The Commission is an autonomous body and functions independently. It has a dedicated and honest members and separate investigation agency. Before pronouncing any judgment, the members thoroughly probe all the aspects of a case,” a spokesman of the Commission said in a statement.
“As the case of forced labour is a decade old case, the Commission had sought reports from various agencies. However, reports from most of the agencies are still awaited. Therefore the allegations leveled by Engineer Rasheed are baseless,” he added.
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