66,991 HR violation cases in state in past 10 yrs : Meera Saxena


Udupi : A total of 66,991 complaints of human rights violations have been registered in the state since the formation of the State Human Rights Commission ten years ago, said Commission Chairperson Meera Saxena.
Participating in a workshop organised at the ZP Auditorium here, she said of the total cases before the Commission 58,740 have been settled while around 8000 cases are pending to be cleared.
In Udupi district alone 1,131 complaints of human rights violations have been received of which 1,009 cases have been resolved. A total of 122 cases are pending to be settled, she added.
Expressing her concern over the prevalence of child marriage, bonded labour and Devadasi practice in the society even now, she said the public instead of remaining silent should raise voice against it and complain to the Commission on its toll free number 180042523333. If the complaint is found to be genuine, it would be investigated while keeping the name of the complainer confidential, she added.
Udupi Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis and others were present.