Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, 14 October
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and State Human Rights Commissions (SHRCs) have decided to constitute a joint committee to prepare a time bound collaborative action plan for human rights in the country.
The decision was taken at the SHRC’s conference organized by NHRC during which there was an interface between the two sides.
Addressing the meeting, NHRC Chairman Justice AK Mishra (Retd) said that human rights are violated by not implementing welfare schemes properly.
He cautioned against increasing incidents of immediate justice through encounters, which, he said, indicated a systematic failure.
“It is time to think about what we have to do to correct the systemic failures due to which sometimes even the decrees of the courts are not enforced,” he said.
The meeting was divided into five thematic sessions, covering potential areas of cooperation between NHRC and SHRC.
These include monitoring the implementation of the advisory issued by the NHRC, status of implementation of One Nation-One Ration Card and Food Security Act, 2013, integration of gender perspective, and status of implementation of schemes and policies related to informal workers.