23 killed, hundreds injured and now NHRC rebuts claims of UP Police violence on anti-CAA protesters
In a case of excessive force used by Uttar Pradesh Police on anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters in December 2019, which had resulted in deaths of 23 Muslim youths and injuries of many, the National Human Rights Commission has stated that “no further intervention of the Commission is required” and that the case is closed.
In January 2020, the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO), a rights group had filed a complaint against the police violence on protesters across Uttar Pradesh. After more than a year of the filing of the complaint, the NHRC has closed that case…. “It seems that the NHRC has taken the claims of the Police at face value,” the complainant Azim Khan who is also the general secretary of the rights group NCHRO, alleged.
“Such a dismissal of a complaint only shows the dubious nature of the NHRC, which, despite being a Human Rights body, sides with the perpetrators and not the victims of human rights violations,” Khan said in a press statement shared with Maktoob….