Wednesday, October 08, 2008

NHRC Report Debunks Claims on Salwa Judum

I found this on Lawandotherthings. An NHRC fact-finding committee (appointed under the directions of the Supreme Court) that visited the villages in Chattisgarh has just issued its report on the government sponsored Salwa Judum. It defends the movement and vindicates the state government demolishing in the process the numerous allegations made by the so-called human rights activists and their defenders in the media and the Left parties. Readers may recall that The Hindu has been at the forefront of this advocacy demanding an end to the Salwa Judum's alleged vigilantism - see this editorial calling it a 'roving, offensive formation' similar to death squads and this article by Siddharth Vararajan asserting that the effort constitutes a violation of the Geneva convention. It also contradicts similarly strong observations by the Chief Justice of India.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The current CJI seems to be a typical Marxist who is pro-active on reservations but turns a blind eye to reservations exceeding 50%, which the SC always opposed.

Pilid said...

Anon,

He has been against extending the creamy layer to SC/STs but I am not aware of his having expressed a desire to extend quotas beyond 50%.

Dirt Digger said...

Wonder if this would get any coverage on Chindu. LiC would be seething at the NHRC and probably cast them as sell outs.
anyways.

Pilid said...

We have to wait for tomorrow's edition to see if the paper acknowledges this.

reason said...

it will be good to remember now all the circus enacted for one Binayak Sen. Thankfully for all law abiding citizens of India who do not intend to either convert or kill anyone else who does not believe in their faiths, this guy is still in jail.