Curtain raiser: NHRC Open Hearing & Camp Sitting at Raipur, Chhattisgarh begins tomorrow on 13th February, 2020 (12.02.2020)

NEW DELHI: 12th February, 2020

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India is organizing its ‘Open Hearing and Camp Sitting’ to hear the complaints related to the rights violations of people belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes communities in the State of Chhattisgarh at New Circuit House, Raipur on the 13th February, 2020.

Mr. Justice H.L. Dattu, Chairperson, NHRC will inaugurate it at 10.00 AM. NHRC Members Mrs. Jyotika Kalra and Dr. D.M. Mulay, Secretary General, Mr. Jaideep Govind and other senior officers will be present.

54 cases will be heard in the ‘Open Hearing’ by the three single benches presided over by Justice Dattu and NHRC Members, Mrs. Jyotika Kalra and Dr. D.M. Mulay. Thereafter, the Full Commission will hear 07 cases as part of the ‘Camp Sitting’.

The cases will be heard in the presence of complainants and concerned public authorities, so that some decisions are taken on the spot for redressal of grievances of the victims of right violations. After the Full Commission sitting, the Commission will hold a meeting with NGOs from 3.15 PM to 3.45 PM to ascertain the human rights situations and related issues in Chhattisgarh. Thereafter, the Chairperson and Members would brief the media about the outcome of the ‘Open Hearing and Camp Sitting’.

The Commission had invited complaints for ‘Open Hearing’ in Raipur through Public Notices in the prominent Newspapers of Chhattisgarh. 54 complaints received in response, are being taken up for open hearing and for which reports have been called from the concerned public authorities. 7 other cases of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes victims, already under the consideration of the Commission and pending action on part of the public authorities, have been included to be taken up for hearing in the ‘Camp Sitting’.

The Commission has been organizing ‘Open Hearing and Camp Sitting’ in different States of the country as per the recommendations made by Mr. K.B. Saxena in his study report submitted to the Commission on the problems being faced by people of Scheduled Castes communities.