Tamil Nadu Ordered To Pay Rs 25,000 To Children Whose Cheeks Were Pierced

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In one other case, the panel beneficial a compensation of Rs three lakh (Representational)

Chennai: 

The Nationwide Human Rights Fee on Friday mentioned it has resolved 71 of the 179 circumstances pertaining to police excesses, expenses of atrocities in opposition to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, amongst others.

It additionally directed the Tamil Nadu authorities to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation to every of the 20 youngsters whose cheeks had been pierced throughout prayers executed for fast restoration of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who was hosptalised in 2016.

NHRC Chairman HL Dattu mentioned Tamil Nadu DGP JK Tripathy has been directed to make sure no police atrocities are dedicated on people concerned in petty offences.

He mentioned a two day camp that in the course of the panel’s two-day camp that began Thursday, the State authorities has been to directed to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 to every of the 20 youngsters whose cheeks had been pierced throughout prayers taken up for fast restoration of former Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa in 2016.

In one other case, the panel beneficial a compensation of Rs three lakh to a sufferer of custodial torture, he mentioned.

“The Commission has resolved 71 (out of 179 cases) pertaining to police excesses, allegations of atrocities against SC/ST, among others,” Dattu instructed reporters.

The remaining circumstances couldn’t be taken up as some had been pending earlier than civil courts or had been within the last phases of trial, he added.

Based mostly on particular cases, the DGP was directed to make sure there are not any extra police atrocities on people who’ve dedicated petty offences, he mentioned.

“The commission has recommended compensation of Rs eight lakh in two cases – custodial torture of a person and another case in which cheeks of 20 children were pierced for speedy recovery of former CM Jayalalithaa,” the Fee mentioned.

NHRC member Jyotika Kalra mentioned the panel has sought a report from the DGP on the standing of prisoners in jails throughout the state.

“An NHRC team has learnt that 91 prisoners had broken bones at a jail in the state. Medical records corroborate this. The DGP has assured that a committee set up by the department will submit a report within a month,” Kalkra mentioned.

Of the 10 circumstances the full-commission took up on Friday, one was closed and Motion Taken Stories searched for the others.

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