The incidents related to violating human rights are quite limited in the state. Tripura State Human Rights Commission has given appropriate directions for investigations in 90 out of 110 complaints till November this year, informed Chairman of State Human Rights Commission
former Justice Swapan Chandra Das. Others present in the press conference were member of the Commission former District Judge Sabir Saha, former IPS Officer B. K. Roy and Secretary of the Commission Dr. P. K. Chakraborty, Chairman of State Human Rights Commission Swapan Chandra Das while informing about the role of Commission said, if a person’s human rights are violated by any government employee in that case the State Human Rights Commission can give directions to the state government.
He also said, the citizen of the state are not able to identify the NGOs and the State Human Rights Commission differently. However, the NGOs can assist the Commission in protecting human rights. But no NGO is Human Rights Commission. Besides, personal complaints do not come under the Human Rights Commission. He urged the local media to generate awareness among the public on these matters.
He also informed, the number of members of the Commission has increased after the present members of the Commission took over. The Commission has taken initiatives to conduct awareness based programmes in schools, colleges and different areas regarding the works of the Commission.
As a part of this initiative, World Human Rights Day will be observed at Rabindra Bhawan on December 10. This year’s theme is “Dignity, Freedom and Justice For All”. Later seminars and interaction meeting will be conducted on different issues of Human Rights. It is to be noted that Tripura State Human Rights Commission was established in 2016