NEW DELHI, June 25 - Special Monitor for minorities and communal violence at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Harsh Mander has resigned after commission�s refusal to act on a report submitted on the state of detention centres in Assam.
The NHRC had deputed Mander on a mission to visit the detention centres in January along with two other officials of the Commission. According to Mander, though, the two officials submitted a report on the visit to the commission independently. The NHRC, on its part, purportedly sent the report for action to the Central and Assam Government.
�After the submission of my report, I have sent several reminders seeking details of action taken by the NHRC on my report, but I have received no answer,� Mander wrote in his resignation letter. �I therefore feel compelled to answer my call of conscience to resign from the responsibility of Special Monitor NHRC for minorities and communal violence,� the former IAS officer wrote.