UP continues to remain at top on human right violation cases: Govt

UP continues to remain at top on human right violation cases: Govt


New Delhi: The northern state of Uttar Pradesh continues to remain at the top position vis-a-vis allegation of human rights violation and to receive maximum number of notices from National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). This was the case around 2013 and has remained so even during 2016-17. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju informed Lok Sabha yesterday that as many as 1,960 notices were sent to various provincial governments and other agencies by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) during 2016-17. Of these, it was informed that 740, the highest among all states, pertained to violation of human right laws in Uttar Pradesh. For April to June period (2016), 117 notices were sent for incidents occurring in Uttar Pradesh. Notably, 78 notices from NHRC pertained to Rajasthan. In 2016-17, as many as 143 notices for violation cases have been reported in Delhi, the Union minister said in a written reply to Parliament. Notably, according to official sources, of 1,788 such "extra judicial" killings across India between 2002 and 2013, Uttar Pradesh had the dubious distinction with the maximum number of 743 fake encounter deaths. In 2013, similar statistics released by the Government showed that during the Samajwadi Party regime under the then Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, there were allegations of 201 staged shootouts in 2006 alone, while BSP supremo Mayawati, who was Chief Minister from 2007 to 2012, had maximum such allegations in 2007 with 87 killings. Uttar Pradesh data - as of 2013 - was followed by Assam (273), Andhra Pradesh (101) and Maharashtra (88). The NHRC list showed Gujarat from 2002 to 2013 had 12 fake encounter deaths – but most of these made headlines. The NHRC list provided to the government also showed by (2013-14) - Jharkhand recorded 55 such death while Uttarakhand (53), Delhi (52), Chhattisgarh (46), Karnataka (39), Odisha (39), Manipur (38), Meghalaya (33) and Tamil Nadu (31).

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