UP, Haryana lead in rights abuses

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 14:20 hrs

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh accounted for the maximum of 30,788 cases of human rights abuses in the country in 2012-13 followed by Haryana, the Lok Sabha was told Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh said the number of such cases registered by the National Human Rights Commission in respect of Haryana was 6,002.

Then came Delhi (5,558 cases), Odisha (3,986) and Bihar (2,984). The total number of cases registered across the country stood at 68,259, the minister said in a written statement.

Uttar Pradesh also accounted for 13,656 of the total 22,908 cases of alleged police atrocities registered in 2012-13, Singh said.

Delhi took the second spot with 1,798 cases followed by Haryana (1,554), Bihar (801) and Rajasthan (762). Sikkim reported no such case.

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