NHRC seeks reports from 8 States on 15 deaths after police action -Damini Nath

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published Published on Jun 8, 2020   modified Modified on Jun 9, 2020

-The Hindu

Owing to COVID-19 lockdown and limited access to courts, their families have very limited recourse to seek justice, says CHRI

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked for action taken reports from the authorities of eight States, where 15 people died following police action in the first month or so of the lockdown, according to the proceedings in the cases.

The NHRC acted on a May 16 complaint by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), which stated the 15 men — four in Andhra Pradesh, three in Uttar Pradesh, two each in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, one each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab and West Bengal — had died after police action or in custody from March 25 to April 30.

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The Hindu, 8 June, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/nhrc-seeks-reports-from-8-states-on-15-deaths-after-police-action/article31780215.ece?homepage=true

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