assures to consider sending a team to Karbi Anglong
New Delhi: Chairman of the National
Human Rights Commission, Justice A S Anand today assured Asian Centre
for Human Rights (ACHR) to seriously consider sending a NHRC team
to Karbi Anglong in its meeting on 21 November 2005. The NHRC has
already issued directions to the State government of Assam to inform
the NHRC by 7 December 2005.
A delegation of Asian Centre for Human Rights met
NHRC Chief today and informed about the violations of international
humanitarian laws by the DHD and UPDS in Karbi Anglong and the failure
of the state government of Assam and the central government of India
to take adequate measures to protect the innocent lives.
situation has further been worsened by the sub-human conditions
of the displaced Karbis and Dimasas, inability of Chief Minister
Tarun Gogoi to keep his words on providing of compensation of Rs
300,000 to the relatives of those victims who have been killed,
failure to announce any rehabilitation package and the failure to
initiate the judicial inquiry to identify the culprits” –
complained Mr Suhas Chakma, Director of ACHR.
In addition to sending a
NHRC team to the affected areas, Asian Centre for Human Rights also
requested NHRC to take immediate measures to improve the camp conditions,
direct the Union Home Ministry and the State government of Assam
to keep the NHRC informed on fortnightly basis, ensure proper rehabilitation
of the displaced Dimasas and Karbis and providing of compensation
to the relatives of those who have been killed; and convene a meeting
with the Union Home Ministry and concerned State governments to
develop standards on providing humanitarian assistance to the persons
displaced by natural disasters or ethnic conflicts based on the
principles of equality and non-discrimination.