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‘What Kind of NHRC Do We Want’

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‘What Kind of NHRC Do We Want’

‘What Kind of NHRC Do We Want’

Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) organised a discussion at Cirdap auditorium with the participation of civil society members and rights activists. They demanded participation of the civil society in the selection process and a formal procedure on the appointments. They also suggested that NHRC should have one woman in one of the two posts of chairman and full-time member. One from the opposition bench should be present in the quorum Sheepa Hafiza, executive director of ASK said that, "The 2009 law has to be amended for a more transparent and inclusive selection process. Until then, the law should be complied with and civil society members should be consulted during the selection process. GANHRI recommendations have to be followed as well"

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