NHRC to hold 2-day camp in Mumbai to hear pending cases of HR violations

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission will hold a two-day camp sitting in Mumbai from Wednesday to hear pending cases of alleged human rights violations in Maharashtra, a senior official said.
The state authorities and the complainants concerned have also been asked to be present at the hearing to facilitate on-spot deliberations, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said in a statement on Tuesday.
Besides hearing cases, the aim of the two-day camp sitting is to sensitise the state officials about human rights and interact with the representatives of NGOs and human rights defenders, it said in the statement.
NHRC Member DM Mulay will inaugurate the camp sitting in the presence of NHRC Member Rajiv Jain and senior officers at Sahyadri State Guest House on Wednesday. Thereafter, they will hear the pending cases, it added.
“The cases relate to death due to negligence of the electricity department, denial of retiral benefits, irregularities in Nagpur Central Jail, alleged negligence to protect the fundamental human rights of people belonging to ‘Koli’ community, death of eleven people in a building collapse, incidents of bonded labour involving child labourers, etc,” the NHRC said.
On Thursday, the commission will meet representatives of NGOs and human rights defenders. After that, the commission will brief the media about the outcome of the camp sitting in order to have a wider dissemination of information on human rights issues of the state and the actions taken by it.
Such hearings provide a platform for speedy justice to victims of human rights violations. Starting from 2007, the commission has so far held camp sittings in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Odisha, Gujarat, Assam, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Kerala, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, it said.

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