The national human rights Commission on Monday asked the State Government to identify the child victims without any further delay and give financial assistance to them and sent compliance report along with proof of payment within eight weeks. The Commission observed that the negligence of officer led to orphaned children not getting timely assistance despite the fact so many years have past since the riots.
In the cases relating to force prostitution of three women in Kachar district, the Commission has asked the State Govt. to pay rupees one lakh each to the three victims. The State Government has also been asked to inquire whether there is any organized activity going on in the State of Assam to bring girls from Meghalaya to Kachar and Silchar and forced them into prostitution. The authorities have been asked to take action against the guilty.
On the allegations of eviction of 6000 encroachers, the Commission was informed by the State Authorities that the hutments were dismantled but not set on fire as alleged. The Commission has asked the authorities to expedite their rehabilitation.
On the issue of witch hunting, the State Authorities admitted that this practice is prevalent in backward and distantly located places. During last five years, about 88 women and over 40 men have become victims of such incidents. The Commission has asked the State Authorities to create awareness among people and strive for fast investigation and speedy trial in incidents of witch hunting to at the deterrent.