Muslims top list of minority community complainants with NHRC
Among minority communities, Muslims have topped the list in approaching the National Human Rights Commission with complaints of rights violation in the past 11 months.delhi Updated: Feb 22, 2009 13:25 IST
Among minority communities, Muslims have topped the list in approaching the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with complaints of rights violation in the past 11 months.
Out of a total of 10,568 complaints received between April 2008 and February 11 this year, 9,248 were from the Muslim community, official statistics said.
The number of complaints lodged by Sikhs stood at 877 while Christians have filed 412 complaints so far, according to the figures.
The Commission said a total of 10,025 cases have been settled while 543 complaints are yet to be settled.
The trend was the same in the previous two fiscals with 11,178 and 8,390 complaints of rights violation pertaining to Muslims getting registered with the Commission.
In 2007-08, 1,003 Sikhs complained to the Commission, while 613 Christians approached the rights body alleging that their rights were violated. A total of 12,794 complaints were filed in that fiscal.
The statistics said 12,139 cases were disposed of and 655 were pending.
The figures for 2006-07 revealed that 851 Sikhs and 362 Christians complained about rights violation. Out of a total of 9,603 cases, 404 complaints are still pending.
First Published: Feb 22, 2009 13:24 IST