NHRC issues notice to Kerala Government over political killings in state

National Human Rights Commission

National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has issued notice to Kerala Government over spate of murderous assaults on political party workers in Kerala. The Commission has asked the State Chief Secretary and Director General of Police to take effective steps to stop them. NHRC has sought a report on the issue within four weeks. 

In a statement NHRC said, the Commission has observed that the crucial point is whenever such incidents happen, a precious human life is lost. The brutal killings of the party workers are indicative of growing rivalry among the workers of different parties and poor state of law and order situation in the State. 

The Commission said there is an urgent need to curb the ongoing violence which amounts to violations to rights to life of the victims.

Earlier on the 25th of January this year, the Commission had taken suo-motu cognizance of the matter on the basis of a media report of the gruesome killings of the RSS and BJP workers in Kerala. 

It had called for a report from the Chief Secretary of Kerala along with the specific information whether any relief in these matters has been granted to the victims or their families. 

The commission said, a detailed report had been received from the Kerala Police Chief stating that the members of any particular party only are not being murdered or attacked in the State but in some political issues, members of all parties have been attacked.