`When is chairman retiring': HC lambasts TSHRC for taking up family matters under guise of HR

Irked over the issue, Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan said the Court is not happy with the way Telangana Human Rights Commission is functioning.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  2 Dec 2022 4:05 AM GMT
`When is chairman retiring:  HC lambasts TSHRC for taking up family matters under guise of HR

Coming down heavily on the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), Telangana High Court said personal disputes and family matters are being taken up under the guise of human rights.

A division bench of Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice CV Bhaskar Reddy was hearing Public Interest Litigation against Allam Krishna, Section Officer, Human Rights Commission, and his brother Allam Venkatesam regarding encroachment of a road under the guise of a survey.

SHRC chairman Justice G. Chandraiah Justice G Chandraiah had passed orders based on the documents submitted by the Court Officer Allam Krishna. He endorsed the order and issued a notice to the respondents.

Algani Rajeshwar Goud and others raised a question as to how the Chairman passed the order on the complaint of the Court Officer and issued notice to the respondents

Irked over the issue, Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan said the Court is not happy with the way Telangana Human Rights Commission is functioning.

The CJ said this is not the first case. He said they have earlier received complaints against TSHRC.

"Moreover, personal matters have been taken up giving them the color of human rights. Personal disputes, family matters, and civil disputes have been taken up by the TSHRC. It is very unfortunate," CJ Bhuyan lamented.

The High Court expressed serious concern about the way TSHRC has been functioning in recent times.

TSHRC Secretary Arora was present in the court.

CJ asked TSHRC Secretary how many cases are pending before the TSHRC.

"How many actual violations of human rights matters are being heard? These are all land matters, land disputes, family disputes, commercial disputes, and the allegations are made here against the TSHRC<' the court said.

"Sorry to say that one section officer Allam Krishna and his brother, are encroaching on the public road, against that a civil suit is filed. Another civil suit is registered in TSHRC and the Chairman has issued notices to them, what is this all happening in TSHRC," CJ Bhuyan said.

CJ Bhuyan asked when will the present TSHRC Chairman will retire.

TSHRC Secretary replied that on December 22, 2022, he will retire.

"We cannot allow these types of activities, it's very unfortunate. Do convey to the TSHRC chairman that the High Court is very very annoyed over his attitude and way of functioning," he said.

The High Court issued notices to the government and directed the registry to list the matter on December 31 for further hearing.

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