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NHRC wants state to reduce extrajudicial killings
'Extrajudicial killing or crossfire a threat to rule of law'
Published :Saturday, 3 October, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 14

'Extrajudicial killing or crossfire a threat to rule of law'The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) wants the State to play a more responsible role in reducing the incidents of political violence, extrajudicial killing and enforced disappearance.
"The Commission considers extrajudicial killing or crossfire as a threat to the rule of law. It believes that no one is above law, and all stakeholders must have respect for human rights, and it has recommended the government to punish the people involved in the extrajudicial killings through investigations," the NHRC said in its annual report.
The Human Rights Commission Annual Report-2014 was submitted to the President on Thursday.
The Commission also wants greater cooperation from the government in playing a stronger role in development and protection of human rights in the country.
Though there is marked progress in human rights situation, the Commission observed that the news related to killing and forced disappearance, negligence in treatment, violence against women, sexual harassment/attack have been published regularly in the media, the report says.
It says, "Especially the civil society and NGOs have expressed their concern over the incidents of extrajudicial killing (crossfire) and forced disappearance."
The Commission also noticed with concern the incidents of arson attack (petrol bomb attacks) on vehicles that left many people dead and many others injured. The injured people are now leading the life with immense pain, the report says adding that the commission has always protested the incidents of political violence, extrajudicial killing and forced disappearance, and the State should play a more responsible role in 'reducing the situation'.    ?UNB

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