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9 states yet to set up SHRC

delhi Updated: Jul 28, 2010 21:30 IST

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Nine states are yet l 28 to set up State Human Rights Commissions (SHRC), Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Goa, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Uttarakhand have not yet constituted State Human Rights Commission, Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken stated in a written reply to a question in the Upper House.

"The Government and NHRC have been requesting to all those states, which have not yet constituted their State Commission, to do so," he said in reply to question about the action taken by the government to get SHRC Constituted in all states.

The Government of India and National Human Rights Commission are keen that every state sets up a Human Rights Commission, the Minister said.