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Meghalaya Human Rights Commission takes suo motu cognizance on killing of daily wage laborer

Shillong, April 12:The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission (MHRC), Shillong, has initiated an inquiry into the killing of a daily wage laborer in the city on Wednesday.

The MHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of the incident and has moved to seek answers from the authorities. In a statement issued by the Secretary of MHRC, it was revealed that a notice has been sent to the Director General of Police, Meghalaya, requesting an Action Taken Report within a stipulated period of 15 days.

The incident has sparked concerns among residents and activists, highlighting the need to prompt an effective action to address such violence and uphold the rights of individuals, especially those belonging to vulnerable sections of society.

Details surrounding the killing remain scarce, but the MHRC’s stance underscores the importance of accountability and transparency in matters concerning to human rights violations. The Commission’s decision to intervene reaffirms its commitment to ensure justice for the victim and his family.

Authorities are expected to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the tragic incident and take appropriate measures to prevent such occurrences in the future.

The MHRC’s pursuit of truth and justice in this case serves as a reminder of the crucial role played by independent human rights bodies in safeguarding the rights and dignity of every individual within the state.

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