NHRC condemns killing of 15 police personnel and a civilian driver by the Naxals in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra (02.05.2019)

New Delhi, 2nd May, 2019

“The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC condemns the killing of 15 Maharashtra, police personnel and a civilian driver in the Left Wing Extremism affected Kurkheda Tehsil of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra yesterday on the 1st May, 2019. The Commission believes that such attacks against security personnel on duty should be stopped, which are a grave violation to human rights.

The country’s strong democratic values and institutions provide enough space to people with divergent views to function through non-violent means and to endear themselves to the mainstream of social, cultural and political life. Any struggle renders itself meaningless, the moment it turns violent, leading to grave violation of human rights.

The supreme sacrifice made by all those martyred in this dastardly and cowardly attack would not go in vain and the aggrieved families should be suitably compensated.”