India Tops in Human Rights Violation Cases in Asia Pacific, Mostly by Police

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The National Human Rights Commission receives the highest number of complaints every year in the Asia-Pacific region way ahead of its counterparts. A major part of complaints are received for violations by police.

J S Kochhar, joint secretary, Asia Pacific Forum (APF) said on the eve of the annual general meeting that about one Lakh complaints are received by NHRC every year.

India is a founder-member of APF.

NHRC registered 1,01,010 cases in 2012 and 1,00,112 cases in 2013. 61,790 cases of human rights violation have been registered by July 2014. These cases belong to various categories, including rights violations by police, defence and paramilitary forces, violations against women and children and also violation by mafia/underworld.

86,647 cases registered between 2012 and 2014 deal with rights violations by police.

34,330 such cases were registered In 2012 and 33,753 cases in 2013 while 18,564 cases till July 31 this year.

7,110 cases in 2012; 9,269 cases in 2013 and 5,718 till July in 2014 have been registered for rights violations against women.

Medaram Jathara

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