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Human rights violation maximum in UP, Delhi

delhi Updated: Mar 15, 2009 09:43 IST

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Uttar Pradesh has topped the list of states with maximum number of complaints relating to human rights violation and New Delhi follows a close second, according to NHRC statistics.

The statistics reveal that out of the total 94,559 cases of human rights violation last year, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) received 55,216 from Uttar Pradesh alone.

This accounts for about 58.39 per cent of the total complaints received by the Commission from across the country, followed by Delhi from where a total of 5,616 such complaints were filed till December last year.

Gujarat, which stands third in the list, accounts for a total of 3,813 complaints of human rights violation. The NHRC received a total of 3,672 such complaints from Bihar.

Haryana too was close with 3,493 complaints, followed by Maharastra (3,483), Rajasthan (2,640), Madhya Pradesh (2,246) and Punjab (1,082).

However, the Commission did not receive a single complaint of human rights violation from Lakshadweep, while only seven such complaints were filed from Dadar and Nagar Haveli last year.

Among the southern states, Tamilnadu has topped others as the NHRC received a total of 3,165 complaints of human rights violation from the state.

The Commission, however, received 1,222 such complaints from Andhra Pradesh, 822 from Karnataka and 355 from Kerala during the same period.

A total of 1,916 complaints of rights violation were filed with the NHRC from Uttarakhand, 1,589 from Jharkhand and 1,008 from Orissa.

Among the north-eastern states, 210 complaints of human rights violation were filed from Assam while the Commission received 11 such complaints from Nagaland, 23 from Meghalaya, 24 from Arunachal Pradesh, 29 from Mizoram, 40 from Manipur and 47 complaints from Tripura.