prabhat khabar epaper 08/09/2016

The Centre and National Human Rights Commission clashed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday over the panel’s plea to make its recommendations in human rights violations cases, including those involving the armed forces, binding on the Centre and states.

The court said it wanted to ensure that the recommendations of the rights panel were not completely ignored.

“Unless the recommendations of the human rights commission are given binding status, the whole exercise of conducting an inquiry … would be nothing but a futile exercise and frustrate the statutory mandate for the human rights body to protect rights of citizens,“ senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam said, appearing for NHRC.

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