NHRC notice to the UP government after Congress sought measures against police atrocities against anti-CAA protesters

NEW DELHI: The NHRC has sent a notice to the government days after a Congress led by top party leaders. Rahul Gandhi and met with senior rights panel officials and sought action against the alleged police against anti-CAA protesters in the state, an official said on Monday.

On January 27, Congress submitted to the National Commission demanding actions against the alleged police atrocities against protesters in the state, claiming that the victims were indicted in FIRs related to cases and no police officer has been appointed.

The delegation had met with the president of the NHRC and other senior officials, and made a detailed 31-page representation that included videos and photographs as evidence of alleged atrocities and human rights violations in the state.

After the meeting, Rahul Gandhi alleged that the UP government has gone to war against its own people and urged the NHRC to act decisively to protect the constitutional rights of our citizens.

The NHRC became aware of the issue after a congressional delegation visited the commission recently and I to senior officials. A notice was sent to the chief secretary in this regard and a response was requested within six weeks, the official said.