50% HR violation complaints from J&K: MHA

50% HR violation complaints from J&K: MHA

On the other hand, Assam which accounted for less than a third of the complaints, received the largest proportion (48 percent) of monetary relief recommended by the Government.

Union Ministry of Home Affairs has revealed that nearly 50 percent of complaints related to human rights violations it received in the past five years have come from Jammu and Kashmir.

“While J&K accounted for almost 50 percent of complaints of human rights violation in various categories, its share in the monetary relief recommended was three percent at Rs 21 lakh,” the ministry has revealed in response to a Right to Information application.

Only five cases were found to be eligible for monetary relief in J&K, it revealed.

On the other hand, Assam which accounted for less than a third of the complaints, received the largest proportion (48 percent) of monetary relief recommended by the Government.

In 57 cases from Assam, monetary relief was recommended to the tune of Rs 3.10 crore, divulges the RTI reply.

A total of 186 complaints of human rights violations were received against the armed forces deployed in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura during more than three years between 2012 to January 2016.

“J&K accounted for almost half number (49.5%) of human rights complaints received against the armed forces during this period,” revealed the RTI reply, which was filed by Venkatesh Nayak, programme coordinator of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI).