What do you know about National Human Rights Commission?

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Saddiya  Anwar asked 19-Feb-2020 in Q&A categories by Saddiya Anwar

What do you know about National Human Rights Commission?

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Saddiya  Anwar answered 19-Feb-2020 by Saddiya Anwar

What do you know about National Human Rights Commission?

In 1993, National Human Rights Commission as a statutory body, to act a the watchdog of human rights was established in India. It deals with the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individuals guaranteed by the constitution on or embodied in the international convenants, enforceable by courts in India. The Commission is a multi-member body comprising a chairman and four members. 

The President appoints the Chairman and members of NHRC. They hold the office for a term of 5 years or until they reach the age of age 70 years. 

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VipinKumar commented 29 days ago by VipinKumar
NHRC is a statutory body, it was established in 1993 to protect human rights. Main function of NHRC is to enquire into any violations of human rights in the country either by suo moto or by a petition presented to it or by an order of court. Since its inception, it had widely dealt with number of issues like farmer suicides, fake encounters, POTA, status of women, bonded and child labour, discrimination based on caste, religion, sex, ethnic origin etc. It has nexus with NGOs to have a complete jurisdiction as there a masses who unfortunately are even unaware of the simple existence of NHRC. It has the power of civil court and thus it can summon and ask for affidavit from any (https://cbseneet2019.co.in/the-making-of-the-constitution-of-india/ )body as the other party is bound to follow it. It has to look into the matters of human right violation within one year of its occurrence.
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