NHRC notices to DGP Haryana and DM, Palwal

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National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to the Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana and the District Magistrate (DM), Palwal over the reported attack on a man asking him to leave the village with his family after his anti-Rohingya social media post

The Commission has asked a detailed report in the matter, including action taken against the alleged perpetrators, the status of the FIR registered in the matter and preventive steps taken or proposed to be taken to ensure that such incidents do not recur in future in the State. The response is expected within four weeks, NHRC said in a statement.

The Commission has observed that extending threats to a citizen to kill for posting some content on social media that too by persons residing in the same village indicates infringement of a citizen’s basic fundamental rights. It is an obligatory duty of the law enforcing agencies to ensure a safe environment for the citizens and effective implementation of laws, it said.

NHRC took suo motu cognizance of a media report that a Hindu family in a Muslim-dominated village of Palwal district of Haryana was allegedly attacked, threatened for life and ordered to leave the village for sharing an anti-Rohingya post on social media. The man had reportedly supported the denial of citizenship to the people belonging to the Rohingya community, the statement said.

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