NHRC puts Centre, State on notice
SecurityTo Sarpanchs, Panchs
Jammu, Dec 29: Taking cognizance of the petition of RTI activist Raman Sharma regarding security of 33000 Panchs and Sarpanchs of Jammu and Kashmir, the National Human Rights Commission of India, vide its order no. 334/9/13/2012 issued on 27th of this month has served notices to the union government through Secretary Department of Home, Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of Jammu and Kashmir state. The human rights apex body has directed all the three public authorities to file report in the matter within four weeks. The commission in its order has further said: “Now therefore take notice that you are required to submit the requested information report within from the date of receipt of this notice. Take further notice that in default the Commission may proceed to take such action as it deems proper”.
Earlier in his petition dated November 11, 2012 the activist had urged the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission to issue necessary directions to the government of India and the State government to ensure safety and security of the Panchayat members in wake of life threat by militants. Raman Sharma in his petition has submitted said that the open threat by the militant outfit given in the month of November this year, had created a sense of fear and panic amongst the elected Panchs and Sarpanch and their family members.
After the service of notice, the activists has expressed gratitude to the NHRC for seeking report from the government and informed that he would pursue the case before the NHRC because it is a serious matter concerning lives of innocent persons and the since the subject in this case are 33000 elected public representatives who represent over 75 percent population of the state and are strengthening the democracy and constitution at grass root level.
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