`Speak up': TSHRC witnesses 27% increase in human rights abuse cases

Since 2019, a total of 14,936 cases were filed in the state human rights commission. Of which, 9,401 cases were disposed of off, while 5535 cases are pending.

By Sumit Jha  Published on  29 Dec 2021 7:05 AM GMT
`Speak up: TSHRC witnesses 27% increase in human rights abuse cases

Hyderabad: On September 27, a video of Rajoli police sub-inspector Lenin Goud assaulting a person became viral on social media.

Sub-inspector is heard threatening the victim with dire consequences.

Later, a petition was filed in the Telangana State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) seeking a probe into the alleged torture. In the petition, the complainant G Gopikrishna said that that victim Lakshman was assaulted when he went to his friend's farm to dine.

"Lenin came to the spot and asked them why they were at the place. Sub Inspector and his team thrashed Lakshman. They kicked him in the face. The intensity of thrashing was such that windshield of the vehicle got broken," alleged the complainant.

G Gopikrishna alleged that Lakshman has also been tortured in the Rajoli police station. A false case was also booked against Lakshman.

This is one of 6,719 cases filed in the Telangana State Human Rights Commission (TSHRC) in 2021. There is a 27 percent increase in cases filed in TSHRC 2021. In 2020, around 4928 cases were filed.

Since 2019, a total of 14,936 cases were filed in the state human rights commission. Of which, 9,401 cases were disposed of off, while 5535 cases are pending.


In 2021, out of a total of 6719 cases, only 4591 were disposed of, while 2128 cases are still pending.

In 2020, 4928 cases were filed in TSHRC. Of which, 3421 cases were disposed of, while 1507 are pending.

In 2019, 3,289 cases were filed. Of which, 1389 cases were disposed of, while 1900 cases are still pending.

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