New Delhi, December 2: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday expressed its concern over the rising incidents of sexual assaults in the country. The rights commission also issued notices to the Centre, States and Union Territories, calling for reports on standard operating procedures (SOPs) to deal with such cases. It also sought a report on how the administrations are using the Nirbhaya Fund.
Issuing the notices, NHRC stated, "The NHRC, in a statement, expressed serious concern over the rising incidents of sexual assault and, taking suo motu cognisance of media reports in this regard today, issued notices to the Centre, States and UTs calling for reports on SOP to deal with such cases and use of Nirbhaya Fund." Hyderabad Vet Rape and Murder Case: TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty Bats For Strict Laws That Will 'Force Miscreants to Think 100 Times Even Before Looking With Ill-Intentions'.
Here's the ANI Tweet:
NHRC: Expressing concerns over rising incidents of sexual assault&, taking suo motu cognizance of media reports in this regard, we have issued notices to Centre,States&UTs calling for reports on standard operating procedures (SOPs) to deal with such cases&use of Nirbhaya Fund. pic.twitter.com/HP4z6yD5m7
— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2019
The notices by the human rights body were issued days after a 27-year-old female veterinarian was raped, murdered and set ablaze on the outskirts of Hyderabad in Shamshabad. Following this, a nation-wide uproar was raised against the police action at an appropriate time.
Meanwhile, Delhi's Lt Governor Anil Baijal gave his approval on Monday to reject the mercy petition filed by one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya murder case. Even, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government had rejected the mercy petition said on Monday.