Taking note of the “humiliating treatment, including physical and mental trauma”, the victim was subjected to, the commission has also directed the state police to “infuse basic human values” in the force.
In 2005, complainant Prakash Bhamre had applied to the Scheduled Tribe Certificate Scrutiny Committee in Nandurbar district seeking certificates for himself and his family. Bhamre had submitted the application in Nandurbar as his family had migrated to Dhule from there.
In November 2014, a group of Shiv Sainiks had allegedly manhandled and abused a young couple that was kissing on the skywalk leading to the railway station, accusing them of “indecent behaviour” in a public place.
The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) has observed that there is an urgent need for infrastructure upgradation and appointment of teachers after it analysed a detailed report from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
On Thursday, MSHRC chairperson Justice S R Bannurmath said that the commission took note of media reports highlighting the plight of poor patients unable to avail free drugs under the National Aids Control Program
A public interest litigation seeking a judicial inquiry against the members of the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission was recently dismissed by the Bombay High Court after the court felt that there was no merit in the case.