PIL for Human Rights Court in every district, get a notice by SC
- by Anushka-
- Jul 08, 2019 18:13
The apex court on Monday sent out a notice to the Centre and states. The notice stated the establishment of Human Right court for each district. The decision is referenced according to section 30 and 31 of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. The bench was led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.The plea was enrolled by a law student - Bhavika Shore, which also sought for the sanctioning of a special public prosecutor. The special public prosecutors will be enabling the speedy trials on the cases which offense the Human Rights. The time bracket will have a limit of 3 months.
"...even after passing of more than a quarter of a century, the respondent failed to establish the special Human Rights Courts in each district to conduct speedy trial of offences arising out of violation and abuse of human rights and also appoint a Special Public Prosecutor for the purpose of conducting trial in those Courts. Human Rights in India have been considered deplorable by countries and NGOs throughout the world. The recent India Human Rights Report 2018, which was published by the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018, United States Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor provide a deep reality into the sad state of affairs in India. The said report throws light on various human rights violations such as police brutality, torture and excess custodial and encounters deaths, horrible conditions in prison and detention centres, arbitrary arrests and unlawful detention, denial of fair public trial", the PIL filed through Advocate Manoj V George stated.
The session also brought the Amnesty International Report 2017/18 into the light. The report focused on India and the deteriorating condition of it Human Rights. Another report presented by an NGO, "Human Rights Watch" dated January 2018. This report stated how the government itself has been violating Human Rights. They have been ill-treating Dalits, Tribal Groups, and Religious Minorities. Shunning them from their freedom of expression.Many other reports have been presented. They bring forth the haunting statics of prisoners dying in jails. The cause of their death is the abuse of power and torment unleashed by the police.