NHRC and SHRCs decide to set up joint committee

The decision was taken at convention of SHRCs organised by NHRC during which both sides had an interface

NHRC and SHRCs decide to set up joint committee

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Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 14

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and State Human Rights Commissions (SHRCs) have decided to set up a joint committee to chalk out time-bound collaborative action plan for the cause of human rights in the country.

The decision was taken at convention of SHRCs organised by NHRC during which both sides had an interface.

Addressing the meeting, NHRC chairperson Justice AK Mishra (retd) said non-implementation of welfare schemes in right earnest leads to human rights violations.

He cautioned against the growing instance of instant justice through encounters which, he said, indicated systematic failure.

"Time has come to think what we have to do to correct the systematic failures due to which even the decree of the courts is also not implemented sometimes," he said. 

The meeting was divided into five thematic sessions, which included probable areas of collaboration between NHRC and SHRCs.

They include monitoring the implementation of advisories issued by the NHRC, status of implementation of one nation-one ration card and the Food Security Act, 2013, integration of gender perspective, and status of implementation of schemes and policies relating to informal workers.

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