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Violation of rights of disabled rising: NHRC

Posted on Mar 07 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, March 7 : In the ever-increasing complaints received by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), a lot pertain to violation of the rights of the disabled, chairman of the rights panel K.G. Balakrishnan said Friday.

"The number of complaints received by the NHRC is increasing every year and a lot of these pertain to human rights violations of such people," Balakrishnan said. He was speaking at the inauguration of a three-day National Moot Court Competition on Human Rights in the capital.

He stressed on the need to address the concerns of the vulnerable sections of society.

"The true human dignity can be realised only when all rights -- civil, political, social economic and cultural -- are viewed as symbiotic rather than standalone," he added.

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