This Article is written by – Khushi Chamaria, a student of Gitarattan International Business School.
Firstly, let’s know some basics about NHRC. It has been set up by an Act of Parliament under the Protection of Human Rights Act,1993 to protect and promote human rights. The functions of the Commission as stated in Section 12 of the Act and apart from inquiry into complaints of violation of human rights or negligence in the prevention of such violation by a public servant.
According to the upcoming report of NHRC, it appears that the National Human Rights Commission of India has BJP Affiliations. So, automatically the question arises whether the report can be biased? If yes, what’s the worth of making a report if no procedure is being followed by the Act.
Senior Counsel Sibal stated that “Your Lordship this is not an NHRC report. It is only the report of the Committee. He also questioned about the biasness in the report by the committee if the procedure of the Act, 1993 have not been complied with.
In the Hon’ble Court of High Court, after various arguments stated Sibal concluded that NHRC cannot appoint BJP members and the matter should be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
To conclude, we need a true and fair judicial system as it serves as a foundation for the rule of law and democracy. A fair judiciary can safeguard people’s rights and freedoms, ensuring equal protection of the law, which our preamble also speaks about.