We are committed to protect human rights: SHRC

Srinagar, Dec 9: On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the State Human Rights Commission on Thursday said it is committed to protect human rights of people of Jammu and Kashmir and bring the ...

Srinagar, Dec 9: On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the State Human Rights Commission on Thursday said it is committed to protect human rights of people of Jammu and Kashmir and bring the violators to justice. 
 The secretary SHRC in a statement said the Commission is committed to safeguard and protect the fundamental human rights of the people irrespective of the trying situation.
 "The increasing graph of the violation complaints before the Commission during the last few years indicates the faith and confidence reposed by the people in the working, fairness, transparency of complaints and cause of the Commission. On the annual human rights day, the SHRC reiterates its commitment to human rights which universally apply to all persons without discriminations."
 The statement said the Commission has made various recommendations which include prosecution, doing compensatory justice and taking disciplinary actions. "The Commission has suggested over a dozens amendments to the J & K Protection of Human Rights Act with the view to streamline the functioning of the rights body in the State and to serve the concept of rights position, as far as development of human personality with dignity is concerned. Though the response from the other side so far is luke warm and not encouraging and the lax attitude has contributed practically to no progress on this front," it added. 
 "But the fact remains, as far as the Commission is concerned, it will leave no stone unturned to put in place positive and progressive rights mechanism and commitment to value based rights culture. A dynamic action positive perception and sensitivity is the requirement of the day in the present day trying conditions when we are hearing violations of rights on all sides. The Commission appeals to all those whose rights are infracted or violated and event to NGOs and rights bodies to cooperate with and extend a helping had to the SHRC to enable it to reach those who are in need and do its duty in a fair, just and transparent manner," it added.

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