Arunachal Pradesh

NHRC to hear Chakma boy illegal detention case

The National Human Rights Commission, or NHRC, will take up a case of illegal detention of a minor Chakma boy during its upcoming open hearing scheduled to be held in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on 25th May, according to a media report.

The NHRC on 15th May directed the concerned State officials to remain present during the public hearing with respect to the case, The aPolitical online portal reported.

In 2012, a 16-year-old Chakma boy was detailed illegally at Diyun police station in Changlang district for almost one month without producing before a juvenile justice board as per the law.

The NHRC has already held it a case of human rights violation and recommended the Arunachal Pradesh government to pay Rs. 50,000 as compensation but the state government failed to comply with the order.

The case was filed by New Delhi based watchdog Asian Centre for Human Rights.

Earlier the NHRC asked those persons belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to send complaints of human rights violations in Arunachal Pradesh for consideration by the NHRC during its public hearing at Itanagar on 25th May.


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