Distribute houses, SHRC tells Govt

Justice S R Nayak unhappy over inordinate delay in addressing problems
Last Updated 23 October 2010, 16:04 IST

This was disclosed by Commission’s Chairman, Justice S R Nayak at a press conference here on Saturday. He was unhappy at the government for its failure to keep up its promise of distributing houses to flood-hit victims of N-K region within six months from the date of natural disaster. Though, one year has  passed, the government is yet to keep up its promise.

When tragedy struck the whole humanity extended its helping hand. Even the Union Government released crores of rupees.

At that time the State Government had promised to construct 63,020 Ashraya houses and distribute them among the displaced families within six months. But there has been inordinate delay and the government was not able to help the victims in any manner.

He said a similar situation is continuing in the current year too. Uncertainty is haunting the State. People were struggling and many families were denied basic amenities.

Human rights is violated every minute. Understanding gravity of the situation, the government should come to the rescue of thousands of displaced families in north Karnataka.The chairman said carrying human excreta is the ugliest thing in society.
Recently, the pourakarmikas of Savanur protested by pouring night soil on self in support of their demands. According to reports, this system still exists in Mysore and other districts.

The commissioner of Mysore City Corporation had been given instructions to prevent such a system in the corporation limits. Unfortunately, the elected representatives were not at all responding to such burning problems.

It was high time  the legislators and leaders of all political parties should understand their responsibility and put brakes to such violations of human rights in the State.
He said the commission has put forth a proposal before the government for establishing the units of KSHC in all districts. Till then, the units could be established in all six ranges of police as it would benefit thousands of people.

Pending cases

As many as 27,000 cases are registered before Karnataka State Human Rights Commission.


The sole aim of the commission was that no person should be denied of human rights. If it has happened, then the duty of the commission as to review the case and ensure justice for the victims.

Strict instructions are issued to take steps that human rights was not violated in government or any other places.

Even today child labourers are working in places and even that also amounts to violation of human rights. This can be wiped out if the government, society and media join hands together.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr C J Betsurmutt who was present at the time of hearing grievances, assisted Justice Nayak in conducting the proceedings. Most of the cases were old and some of them had been pending before court.

(Published 23 October 2010, 16:04 IST)

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