New Delhi, Jagran Bureau. National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Justice Arun Mishra on Wednesday cautioned on the increasing police encounters saying that speedy justice through encounters indicates systemic failure. Now is the time to consider what to do to fix it. He said that at times due to systemic failure, even the decree of the court is not implemented. Justice Mishra said this in a meeting of NHRC with State Human Rights Commissions (SHRCs) on Wednesday.

NHRC brainstormed on ensuring human rights of the underprivileged and the poor in the meeting

In this meeting held in Vigyan Bhawan, there was a discussion on the protection of human rights and the role and work of commissions in this regard. Justice Mishra said in the inaugural session that human rights are violated if welfare schemes are not implemented in the right direction. He said that NHRC and SHRC are recommendatory bodies, but still they have enough powers under the Human Rights Protection Act to ensure that the rights of the last person in line and the poor are protected. He said that the State Commissions can cooperate with the National Commission to ensure the implementation of various advisories of the Government.

Justice Mishra said that the NHRC will write to all the states to discharge their duty of strengthening the state commissions. Apart from the inaugural session, there were five sessions of NHRC and SHRC working together and brainstorming and deliberation on various aspects. In these sessions, discussions were held on the implementation of Food Security Act, One Nation One Ration Card scheme and implementation of schemes for workers in the unorganized sector etc.

Edited By: Arun Kumar Singh