U.P. tops in human rights violations

According to data released by the National Human Rights Commission, from January to March 2011, Uttar Pradesh leads in human rights violation with 11,091 cases of complaints during this period. Delhi with 1,219 cases is second in human rights violation. But if we compare the number of cases in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in terms of people percentage then Delhi can be said to be on top in human rights violation. The population of Uttar Pradesh is around 20 crore as compared to Delhi which has 1.7 crore people. Among other victims like children, labour, SC/STs, religious minorities and refugees, women continue to be the worst hit in terms of human right violation. In Delhi the number of cases of victims reported is 92, in Uttar Pradesh the figure is 957 which is the highest. The police as compared to other agencies like, judiciary, jail, defence and paramilitary forces lead in human rights violation with 401 complaint against them in Delhi and 6,426 across India. Rahul Rai, director of Indian Institute of Human Rights said that not only people but the government and its instruments are also not educated about human rights and there is negligible education on human rights and therefore it must be made a compulsory subject in schools and colleges in our country in order to make every one aware of it.
MG News Desk

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 June 2011 on page no. 11

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