In Delhi, the fathers of Rajesh Sarkar and Tapas Burman — Nilkamal and Badal — met the National Human Rights Commission chairman, and BJP president Amit Shah. Sources said they are also trying to get an appointment to meet President Ram Nath Kovind.
The NHRC has based its recommendation on research that shows a strong correlation between a girl child’s education level and age of marriage, with better education levels showing lesser likelihood of her being married early.
“On the basis of the media reports, the Commission has observed that it appears, the standard operating procedure in connection with these arrests has not been properly followed by the police authorities, which may amount to violation of their human rights, the NHRC said.
The NHRC observed that inspite of announcement of several schemes for farmers, including crop insurance and loan waiver, they are committing suicide, unable to cope with the stress, financial crunch and social stigma associated with crop failure.
The NHRC on Monday sent a notice to Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary and the state's police chief in connection with the killing of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, and said the incident was causing "serious threat" to free speech and freedom of press in the state.