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NHRC biased against Gujarat: BJP

Press Trust Of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP today accused the of being biased against party-ruled Gujarat, a day after the rights body decided to recommend a probe into allegations made in the
The saffron party slammed the Commission's decision as "uncalled for" as it suggested that cases related to the 2002 Gujarat riots are "monitored" and "filtered" by the Supreme Court.
"The recommendation for probe is not only uncalled for but also a case of bias..., NHRC's observations on Gujarat under the UPA government have always shown an element of bias," party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
He went on to add that "the partisan role of the NHRC, particularly of some of its members, towards Gujarat is well known."
In what could be a setback to the Narendra Modi-led government in poll-bound Gujarat, the NHRC yesterday decided to recommend a probe into allegations made in the Tehelka sting operation after it viewed the tapes.
The agency said it found the contents of the tape a "fit" case for probe by an independent agency as the allegations had far-reaching implications and raised vital constitutional issues which need to be promptly addressed.

First Published: Wed, November 07 2007. 00:00 IST
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