NHRC chairman Justice KG Balakrishnan “The data available with the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that Assam is ranked second in the country in the category of crime against women. Most of the cases are related to kidnapping, rape and cases of domestic violence under section 498 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).”
The NHRC expressed the situation in the state better on the issue of human rights in comparison to other states in the country.
The Commission held a two days camp sitting at the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited House in Guwahati since Monday and heard concerning 50 cases, which were imminent.
To enclose the increasing number of crime against women, the NHRC Chairman, observed that the state government should focus on addressing social issues like the health.
NHRC member Satyabrata Pal stated that the women in this part of the country enjoy particular status as there is no dowry system and no purdah system exists in this part of the country.
But, The NHRC member pointed out that Assam is not doing fine so far as the IMR (Infant Mortality Rate) and MMR (Maternal Mortality Rate) are concerned.