Bullets cannot solve naxal menace, says SHRC Chief

Bullets cannot solve naxal menace, says SHRC Chief

 State Human Rights Commission Chairman S R Nayak receiving petitions from public in Udupi on Friday.

Speaking after receiving the petitions on cases of violation of human rights in the district here at Deputy Commissioner’s office on Friday, he said the government has failed to provide facilities in the Naxal affected regions.

“The Government’s attempt to answer the Naxal menace through weapon can be termed as a failure on the part of the government to provide basic facilities in the Naxal prone region. The government has failed to rehabilitate the victims of flood hit regions of North Karnataka too,” he said.

Nayak said that the government had not constructed a single house for the flood victims as on August 1, 2010.


As many as 21,812 cases related to violation of human rights have been registered across state as on October 31, 2010 by the Commission so far, of which, 5001 cases have been registered on suo motto based on media reports and experiences. As many as 12,500 cases have been disposed and about 9,807 are pending, he added.

Nayak said about 358 cases have been registered in Udupi district, of which 150 are pending. Lack of staff and lack of government support has resulted in slow disposal of cases, he said and added that the government has not sanctioned the assured facilities to Commission to discharge duties efficiently.

Earlier, Nayak received petitions from the victims. Ramesh Kotian from DSS said that the government has failed to provide basic facilities to the people in Naxal prone areas.

Albert from Malpe said “even after repeated appeal to the city administration to cancel the permit issued to chicken stall adjacent to his house, city administration has not taken any action so far.”

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