Meghalaya witnessed 38 human rights violation cases till October, 2021: Centre
Meghalaya has witnessed 38 human rights violation cases registered by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in 2021-22 (up to October), revealed Home Ministry statistics in possession of The Northeast Today (TNT).
Among the Northeastern states, Assam tops the list of human rights violations with 330 cases, followed by Meghalaya - 38, Manipur - 32, Tripura - 31, Arunachal Pradesh - 27, Mizoram – 19, Sikkim – 10, and Nagaland – 8, the statistics revealed.
The statistics further said that the NHRC has also recommended Rs 6,58,85,840 during 2021-22 (up to October) as compensation to the victims of human rights violation.
Meanwhile, the NHRC, on December 15, recommended payment of Rs 15 lakh as relief in different cases of violation of human rights of different communities of the people in the states of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.
During the hearing of 19 cases from three different states – Meghalaya, Mizoran and Tripura - in an “Open Hearing and Camp Sitting” held at State Convention Centre in Shillong, the State Governments’ officers informed that they have already paid Rs 10.54 lakh as per the recommendations of the Commission in some cases to the victims and the remaining amount of Rs 46,000 will be disbursed soon and the proof of payment will be submitted to the Commission.
Being aware of the increasing number of human rights violation cases, 31 human rights violation cases pertaining to the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Sikkim and Nagaland will be taken up in a single sitting by NHRC in Guwahati on December 16.
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