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Vyas stresses to create awareness about human rights


Rajouri, Oct15: Advisor to Governor B B Vyas Monday inaugurated the sub-office of Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (JKSHRC) at Tandwal, Rajouri,

Justice (Retd), Bilal Nazki, Chairperson, SHRC and Members Jang Bahadur and Brij Mohan Sharma, Secretary, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Majid Bhat, Dy Commissioner, Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, DIG Rajouri-Poonch Range, Deepak Kumar Salathia, SSP Rajouri, Yougal Manhas, Presidents of Bar Association Jammu, Rajouri, and Poonch, besides other distinguished guests, were present at the inaugural ceremony.


The setting up of SHGC sub-office has been hailed as historic for the people of twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch. The Commission’s Sub Office is housed at Tandwal Rajouri and will function round the year. SHRC Chairperson Justice (Retd), Bilal Nazki and other members of the Commission will hold sittings at Rajouri Sub-Office.

The related cases/complaints with the Commission pertaining to Rajouri Poonch will be taken up at Sub Office Rajouri from today onwards. Fresh complaints will also be received at Sub Office Rajouri.

Speaking on the occasion Advisor said the opening of the Sub Office has brought Human Rights Commission closer to the people of Rajouri and Poonch.

The Advisor directed the government departments to extend necessary cooperation to the Commission and observed that the concept of human rights needs to be widely spread so as to enable the poor, marginalized and vulnerable sections of society seek justice. He further stressed on capacity building and development of infrastructure for the greater common good of the public.

Vyas also stressed the need for creating necessary awareness about the concept of human rights. He said the need of the hour is to sensitize people of the state about the same, so that they become fully aware about the need of upholding and honoring the rights of humans.