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UP, Gujarat top in human rights’ violation

Out of 2.56 lakh complaints during the past three fiscals a whopping 1, 56000 complaints were from Uttar Pradesh alone

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have topped the list of states which were asked to pay compensation to victims of human rights violation in the past three years by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

According to a release, the commission recommended a total of Rs 30.48 crore in 1,330 cases from 2008-09 to 2010-11.

The commission received a total of 2.56 lakh complaints during the past three fiscals out of which a whopping 1 lakh 56 thousand complaints were from Uttar Pradesh.

The State was asked to pay a compensation of Rs 9.5 crore in 614 cases. Gujarat which came second in the list was to pay Rs 7.8 crore in 44 cases.

Goa ranks at the bottom of this list along with Arunachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Chandigarh.
—iGovernment Bureau

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