Rights panel handled over 10 lakh cases since 1993

October 12th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has registered over 10 lakh cases since its inception in 1993, an official said Wednesday.

A total of 1,094,113 cases of human rights violations, either through suo moto complaints or intimation by the prison and police authorities, were registered, said the NHRC official, as the commission celebrated its 19th anniversary Wednesday.

Out of the total registered cases, 1,077,622 were disposed of, the official said.

According to the commission, during the last 18 years, a total of Rs.510,942,500 relief had been recommended in 2,604 cases for the victims of human rights violation.

The highest number of complaints registered by the NHRC were from Uttar Pradesh, followed by Delhi, Bihar, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand.

The NHRC registered 20,604 cases of death in judicial custody and 4,303 cases of death in police custody in different states. Uttar Pradesh topped the list with the maximum number of complaints regarding death in police and judicial custody, the official said.

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