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Rajasthan gets NHRC notice over alleged brutalities against Dalits

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The (NHRC) has issued a notice to the over alleged against Dalits in the wake of the April 2 nationwide shutdown, a said today.

The right's panel took suo moto cognizance of alleging that several Dalits, falsely implicated in criminal cases, were jailed with no provision of bail even after six weeks of confinement.

Several incidents of abuse of power by the police on women and children were reported from the state, the panel said.

Seeking the chief secretary's reply within six weeks, the said the allegations of illegal arrest, physical torture and implication of people in false criminal cases raised serious issues of violation of human rights and were a matter of concern, the said.

The commission also sought the state government's response on the action taken against the culprits, it said.

The April 2 shutdown by groups to protest against alleged dilution of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, by a verdict led to violence and arson in different parts of the country, including

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:10 IST