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Human rights violation max in UP, Delhi

Human rights violation max in UP, Delhi
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First Published: Sun, Mar 15 2009. 09 49 AM IST
Updated: Sun, Mar 15 2009. 09 49 AM IST
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh has topped the list of states with maximum number of complaints relating to human rights violation and New Delhi follows a close second, according to NHRC statistics.
The statistics reveal that out of the total 94,559 cases of human rights violation last year, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) received 55,216 from Uttar Pradesh alone.
This accounts for about 58.39 per cent of the total complaints received by the Commission from across the country, followed by Delhi from where a total of 5,616 such complaints were filed till December last year.
Gujarat, which stands third in the list, accounts for a total of 3,813 complaints of human rights violation. The NHRC received a total of 3,672 such complaints from Bihar.
Haryana too was close with 3,493 complaints, followed by Maharastra (3,483), Rajasthan (2,640), Madhya Pradesh (2,246) and Punjab (1,082).
However, the Commission did not receive a single complaint of human rights violation from Lakshadweep, while only seven such complaints were filed from Dadar and Nagar Haveli last year.
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First Published: Sun, Mar 15 2009. 09 49 AM IST