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AHRC disposes 2,006 cases in 5 years

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 23 - The Assam Human Rights Commission has disposed of as many as 2,006 cases between December 1, 2011 and August 31, 2016, recommending compensation of Rs 84,05,000, in 26 cases.

Among the cases which were disposed of, the commission recommended departmental proceedings in 84 cases, which include issues related to health, pollution, PWD, PHE, education, physically challenged persons and safe drinking water. The commission also recommended proper and better infrastructure facilities etc., in police lockups and State shelter homes in some cases.

Some of the compensation cases relate to the department of Health and Family Welfare, PWD, Jail and Education.

The nature of cases include death due to falling in open manhole and drain, patients contracting HIV due to transfusion of contaminated blood, delay in release of convicts from jail, loss of educational years due to wrong evaluation of marks of students, etc.

During the period, the commission recommended departmental proceedings to be drawn against police personnel in different ranks in 58 cases, where the allegations of violation of human rights by these personnel were established.

Recommendations were also made to provide attached lockup to each and every police station, police out post at the earliest with separate lockup for female detainees, with proper lighting.

�In one of the cases, the Commissioner and Secretary, PHE Department of the Government of Assam was recommended to expedite implementation of a water supply scheme. The Commission also took up the matter of transfusion of contaminated blood in Darrang district and recommended the State government to grant Rs One lakh as interim relief to each of the persons confirmed to be infected with HIV positive blood due to the blood transfusion. In another case monetary compensation was granted in the case of electrocution,� an AHRC statement said.

During the period, the Commission visited a number of jails across the State, observation homes, detention centres for the purpose of inspecting the living condition of the inmates. The AHRC found gross violation of human rights of the inmates of the detention centres, after which remedial measures were suggested.

A number of awareness camps were also organized for sensitizing the people in different districts of the State targeting the people at the grassroots level.

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AHRC disposes 2,006 cases in 5 years

GUWAHATI, Nov 23 - The Assam Human Rights Commission has disposed of as many as 2,006 cases between December 1, 2011 and August 31, 2016, recommending compensation of Rs 84,05,000, in 26 cases.

Among the cases which were disposed of, the commission recommended departmental proceedings in 84 cases, which include issues related to health, pollution, PWD, PHE, education, physically challenged persons and safe drinking water. The commission also recommended proper and better infrastructure facilities etc., in police lockups and State shelter homes in some cases.

Some of the compensation cases relate to the department of Health and Family Welfare, PWD, Jail and Education.

The nature of cases include death due to falling in open manhole and drain, patients contracting HIV due to transfusion of contaminated blood, delay in release of convicts from jail, loss of educational years due to wrong evaluation of marks of students, etc.

During the period, the commission recommended departmental proceedings to be drawn against police personnel in different ranks in 58 cases, where the allegations of violation of human rights by these personnel were established.

Recommendations were also made to provide attached lockup to each and every police station, police out post at the earliest with separate lockup for female detainees, with proper lighting.

�In one of the cases, the Commissioner and Secretary, PHE Department of the Government of Assam was recommended to expedite implementation of a water supply scheme. The Commission also took up the matter of transfusion of contaminated blood in Darrang district and recommended the State government to grant Rs One lakh as interim relief to each of the persons confirmed to be infected with HIV positive blood due to the blood transfusion. In another case monetary compensation was granted in the case of electrocution,� an AHRC statement said.

During the period, the Commission visited a number of jails across the State, observation homes, detention centres for the purpose of inspecting the living condition of the inmates. The AHRC found gross violation of human rights of the inmates of the detention centres, after which remedial measures were suggested.

A number of awareness camps were also organized for sensitizing the people in different districts of the State targeting the people at the grassroots level.