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INFO BY COUNTRY / INDIA / JAMMU AND KASHMIR
ACHR Index: IND/J&K/02/03
14 October 2003

Mr. Sudhir Chowdhary
Deputy Inspector General
National Human Rights Commission
Sardar Patel Bhawan
Parliament Street
New Delhi-110001

Subject: Request to summon the Chief Secretary and Home Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir for their failure to comply with the direction of NHRC with regard to the inhumane torture and custodial death of Mr Mohan Lal, son of Pheru Ram of Amritsar, Punjab by the Jammu Police on 2 July 2003 (Case No 55/9/2003-2004)

Dear Mr Chowdhary,

I am writing pursuant to the directions of the National Human Rights Commission of 25 July 2003, 25 August 2003 and 11 September 2003 to the Chief Secretary and Home Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir pertaining to the inhumane torture and custodial death of Mr Mohan Lal, son of Pheru Ram of Mahal village, Amritsar, Punjab on 2 July 2003 at District Police Lines (DPL) hospital at Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir on 2 July 2003.

The Chief Secretary and Home Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir have repeatedly failed to comply with the directions of the NHRC. Asian Centre for Human Rights believes that this is a clear contempt of the NHRC and a fit case for summoning the Chief Secretary and Home Secretary under Section 13 of the Human Rights Protection Act, 1993 to personally appear before the Commission for the failure to comply with the directions.

Unless, NHRC takes such measures, it is unlikely that the State government authorities will respond to the directions of the NHRC.

Looking forward to your kind intervention.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely

 

Suhas Chakma
Director


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