The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken up 40 cases of human rights violations in the Northeast in a two-day public hearing in Guwahati.
During the two-day hearing on Thursday and Friday, the NRRC heard the complaints related to the human rights violations from the five Northeastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Sikkim and Nagaland, said a statement.
Of the 40 cases, 23 cases are from Assam, 13 cases from Manipur, 1 case from Arunachal Pradesh and 3 cases from Nagaland.
The Commission on consideration of reports, and after hearing both the parties has closed five cases where recommendations of compensation have been compiled by the States, it said.
The Commission has recommended compensation of Rs.3, 00,000 to be paid to the NoK in case of death in police custody in district Tinsukia, Assam.
The Commission has also recommended an amount of Rs.3, 00,000 in case of an encounter death in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Commission has also recommended an amount of Rs.5, 00,000 in case of death in police custody in Imphal (East) district of Manipur.
Further, the Commission has recommended an amount of Rs.4.5 lakhs to be paid to the NoK of the deceased in case of death in custody in the Mon district of Nagaland.
The Commission while dealing with the case of an employee, who became handicapped at work-place and his service was terminated by the employer in Guwahati, Assam, directed that alternative arrangements, as per the Disability Act, be made for his reinstatement to the service and further directed for payment of arrears of his wages.
The Commission, while dealing with a case of rape of a Tribal woman by GRP personnel in Assam’s Chachar district, has asked the State authorities for payment of Rs.5, 00,000 to the victim.
The State authorities have submitted that both the delinquent police personnel have been dismissed from service.
In the rest of the cases, including compliance cases, the Commission has asked for a compliance report with proof of payment and requested for submission of Action Taken Report in such matters from the State authorities for further consideration of the cases.
A meeting of the Commission with Chief Secretaries, DGs of Police & their representatives, and other Senior Officers of all the five States, was also held on Thursday, where healthy & fruitful deliberations were held for coordinated efforts by all for protection and promotion of human rights of the citizens in a more effective manner.
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