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High Court of J&K Clarifies That Residents of J&K May Approach NHRC for Grievances on Violation of Human Rights as State Commission Was Wound Up [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 25 Dec 2020 2:22am

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The Srinagar bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has suggested that the residents of Jammu and Kashmir, if having any grievance regarding violation of their human rights, may have to approach the National Human Rights Commission. 

 

A public spirited person, Chairman of J&K Reconciliation Front and a Kashmiri Pandit in its petition submitted that there was blatant violation of the human rights in the fake encounter where three labourers, namely, Ibrar Ahmad, Mohammed Ibrar and lmtiaz Ahmad aged about 16, 21 and 26 years, respectively were killed on 18.07.2020 at Shopian. FIR was registered at Police Station, Hirpora, Shopian. It was termed as an encounter with the terrorists. However, was found to be fake. This was even admitted by the subsequent press release given by the Armed Forces.

The petitioner contended that the guidelines laid down therein by Hon‟ble the Supreme Court in exercise of powers under Section 142 of the Constitution of India are not being followed. The entire evidence will be destroyed, in case immediate action is not taken in the matter.

The petitioner further argued that after the promulgation of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 (for short „the Reorganization Act‟), the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission ceased to exist and presently, there is no Human Rights Commission in the Union Territory of J&K, though Section 21 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (for short „the 1993 Act‟) provides for constitution of Human Rights Commissions in every State and the Union Territory. In… Continue Reading...


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