Soz seeks NHRC chairman’s resignation

In a statement, Soz said he had lodged a complaint with Justice H.L. Dattu, Chairman National Human Rights Commission on April 18, 2017, demanding an enquiry into tying of a man to an army jeep by a Major.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: May 26 2017 12:56AM | Updated Date: May 26 2017 12:56AM
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Former union minister and senior Congress leader, Saif ud-Din Soz has sought resignation from Justice Dattu “for his failure to uphold the prestige” of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). 

In a statement, Soz said he had lodged a complaint with Justice H.L. Dattu, Chairman National Human Rights Commission on April 18, 2017, demanding an enquiry into tying of a man to an army jeep by a Major.

“All these days, I never heard anything from the Commission and, in the meantime, the Chief of Armed Staff, General Rawat felicitated Major Gogoi in an Award Ceremony at New Delhi on May 22 for his ‘Act of Bravery” Soz said in a statement. 

“I approached National Human Rights Commission again on May 24 to seek an explanation on what action the Commission had taken on my complaint against the Army Officer’s gross violation of Human Rights.  Dr S N Mohanti, Secretary, National Human Rights Commission  responded by sending the following mail:  “Sir your complaint has been taken on record and tagged with case no. 66/9/2/2017.  You may check the status in future on our website www.nhrc.nic.in.”

“Then, I sent another complaint, yesterday, May 24 to Mr Mohanti, telling him that it would be next to nothing that the Commission can do now after General Rawat gave his verdict on the issue!  He only confirmed that my latest complaint would also go on record,” he said. 

“I think it is an occasion for Justice Dattu to consider resigning his position or else asserting his position to restore the prestige of the NHRC,” he said.

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