ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Human Rights : Police Functioning, the Key

Police Functioning, the Key IN two recent cases in Rajasthan, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) awarded compensation to victims, one of police inefficiency and negligence and the other of custodial violence. Rs 2.5 lakh were awarded in compensation to the parents of a kidnapped boy who was killed during a failed rescue action by the police. A compensation of Rs 15,000 has been awarded to a 10-year-old boy who was grievously beaten up in a police station. The two cases are examples of two requirements of protection of civil rights: a police force efficient enough to protect the citizen from crime and civilised enough to respect the notion of civil rights.

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