UP Leads the List of States Recording Most Cases of Human Rights Violations

This is the third year in a row that the state has topped the list issued annually by NHRC

NEW DELHI — Uttar Pradesh tops the list of states with the highest number of human rights violation cases filed annually by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) till October 31, according to the details given by the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

This is the third year in a row that the state has topped the list, contributing 40% of the chunk of cases to the inglorious list. According to the data, the state recorded 24,242 cases this year till October 31.

The Home Ministry gave the response to a question by DMK MP M. Shanmugam asking whether human rights violations were on the rise in the country. The information revealed by Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand in the parliament was compiled by NHRC which is mandated to investigate such cases.

The data shows that the cases filed by the NHRC have declined in the given period: 89,584 in 2018-19 to 76,628 in 2019-20 and to 74,968 in 2020-21. This year, until October 31, 64,170 cases were filed.

Uttar Pradesh recorded 41,947 cases in 2018-19; 32,693 cases in 2019-20; 30,164 in 2020-21 and 24,242 in 2021 till October 31.

The data showed Delhi accounted for 6,562 cases in 2018-2019; 5,842 in 2019-2020; 6,067 in 2020-2021; and 4,972 this year till October 31.


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