The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned the killing of 25 CRPF personnel by Naxalites in Chattisgarh, saying the government should take note of such incidents and suitably compensate the aggrieved families.
“The National Human Rights Commission is disturbed over the killing of 25 CRPF personnel by the Naxalites, while on duty for securing road construction work in the Burkapal area of Sukma in Chhattisgarh and condemns it,” the rights body said in a statement on the incident yesterday.It asserted that acts of violence are an “anti-thesis” to the struggle for protection of human rights.
A loss of life of any innocent person, whether in force or a civilian, is a matter of violation of human rights. As part of a civilised nation, every citizen should stand up in condemning all such incidents that lead to death and destruction in place of development, peace, progress and prosperity, NHRC said.
“It is expected that the state will take note of the sacrifices made by the personnel of CRPF in maintaining the rule of law and creating an environment of peace and security in the country and the aggrieved families would be suitably compensated,” it said.In a similar incident in April, 2010, over 70 CRPF personnel were killed by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh.
The NHRC said “Sadly not much has changed in terms of the attitude of certain elements towards security personnel given a spate of violent attacks on them, particularly in Chhattisgarh and some other parts of the country”.Terming the attacks on security personnel as “a cause of worry,” the Commission emphasised on the need for “introspection” by all stakeholders in the interest of the country.
“As part of a civil society, if we can question and make the security forces accountable for failing in their duties, we are also accountable for our duties towards nation building,” it added.