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Cabinet to discuss Human Rights Act amendment

Sources in the Home Ministry said some provisions of the Human Rights Act needed to be made people-friendly.

india Updated: Jul 05, 2006 22:04 IST

The Union Cabinet is likely to take up on Thursday the issue of amending the Human Rights Act and keeping a strict check on reimbursement of security related expenses (SRE) in insurgency-hit northeastern states.

Sources in the Home Ministry said some provisions of the Human Rights Act needed to be made people-friendly and more powers were also required to keep an effective check on rights abuses by the security personnel.

They said the Union Cabinet was also likely to take up the issue of proper utilisation of SRE funds meant for north-eastern states following complaints that the money either was being diverted to other areas or was left unutilised.

The sources said the modernisation of the police is likely to figure in the agenda of a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security to be held on Thursday.