Mangaluru, Dec 11, 2016: Addressing a gathering at the Human Rights Day organised at the DK DC’s office on Dec 10, Saturday here, Secretary to the commission Madhu Sharma said, "The commission will be launching facility towards online registration of complaints, with computerisation of the office underway." As technology has been fast replacing conventional methods, Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) is all set to receive complaints online from January.
The officer, who described it as a big change in the making, said the new facility will be in addition to the existing system where complaints are being received offline, with an average of 30 to 40 complaints received everyday. Pointing at the Police department, the officer said, 50% of cases received at the commission are still against the police, making accusations of illegal detention, ill treatment and also arrest. However not all are genuine cases. However, unlike previous years, there has been a phenomenal change among the police personnel, who become more human rights aware after attending the training sessions at the commission, the officer added.
Earlier, Additional SP of Dakshina Kannada Dr C B Vedamurthy who elaborated on reforms in the set up, especially after the declaration of human rights day, said, "Scientific methods of investigation has taken precedence over third degree method in probing the cases. A chapter on human rights is already included in the training module at police training schools."
Principal District and Sessions Court Judge K S Beelagi said, "Human rights are being violated since time immemorial. Mention must be made of South Africa, where white americans practiced apartheid, ill treating blacks, that led to a revolution with Nelson Mandela taking the lead for the cause of blacks."
Additional Deputy Commissioner Kumara, Senior Civil Judge Mallanagowda also the member secretary of District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), DCP (Law and Order) K M Shantharaju, deputy secretary, zilla panchayat, N R Umesh, human rights activist Balakrishna Rai and a large number of aware people.