Human Rights in Karnataka had gone for a holiday. Letter to the Editor by Mr. Mathews Philip, Executive Director, SICHREM.


Appropos ‘ Headless rights body,uncaring govt’ (DH,Dec 20),the editorial has shattered the tall claims of the state on Human Rights.The civil society  groups in Karnataka had been repeatedly asking for appointing a Rtd Chief justice of the HC as the Chair of the KSHRC and also fill the vacancy of the third member.The Govt.turned a deaf year to these pleas during the last five years. Of course the judiciary is the most appropriate body to deal with 
cases of HR violations.Commissions are created to overcome the long delay in the Court procedures and the exorbitant costs involved that is unaffordable for the poor.The rich still  approach the Court.It is the common man’s rights that are denied by keeping the Commission headless for all these years. Will the Chief Minister listen to the message of the editorial and act atleast now?

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