SHRC seeks compliance report from CS, DGP about restrictions during Convoy movement
Srinagar: State Human Rights Commission chairman Justice (Rtd) Bilal Nazki today issued a notice to Chief Secretary and the DGP of police to submit a detailed compliance report before the commission regarding exempting the school buses and ambulances during the convoy movement. The report has to be submitted within the four weeks from now.
The SHRC direction came in response to the petition filed by rights activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in case number SHRC/58/2019.
The petition reads that after the Lethpora, Pulwama attack, civil movement has been restricted when the convoys move in Kashmir more particularly on national highway and the sole purpose of restriction is to avoid repeat of such incidents in future.
It also states that the right to education is one of the fundamental rights given by the constitution and same cannot be curtailed or snatched by any government order as the restriction on the movement of school buses amounts to same. “It is therefore requested that the SHRC may take cognizance of the petition and the authorities concerned may be directed to exempt the school buses and ambulances from the ambit of restrictions.”