Daughters of 2 army officers move SC seeking policy to protect human rights of security personnel


NEW DELHI: Daughters of two army officers have moved the Supreme Court seeking formulation of a policy to protect human rights of security forces personnel.

Nineteen-year-old Preeti Kedar Gokhale and 20-year-old Kajal Mishra have sought direction to the Centre for formulation of a comprehensive policy to safeguard the rights of armed forces personnel against human rights violations by unruly mob or individuals attacking them during the discharge of their military duty.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is scheduled to take up the matter on Monday.

The plea filed by the two children has arrayed Union of India, Ministry of Defence, Jammu and Kashmir and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) as parties.

The petitioners said that they have approached the apex court being aggrieved and dissatisfied with the substantial inaction of the respondents in addressing various acts of human right violations of the army personnel, from the perpetrators of violence within the state, resulting in obstruction in the discharge of their duty as well as danger to their safety and security at the place of their deployment.

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