Tripura Sets Example in Combating Insurgency

Aug 06, 2010
Tripura has set an excellent example of combating insurgency without much violation of human rights which can be a model in fighting Left wing extremism in the country, senior Rights activists said here today.

“The experience of Tripura police in counter insurgency operations and its success in containing insurgency without violating the rights of the common people can be a model in the country which can be applied against Left wing extremism”, former director general of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Sankar Sen said.

He said human rights violation is a matter of concern in the country where usually 80,000 cases of human rights violation are being registered each year.

Sen said the rate of custodial deaths is also high as 170 to 180 cases of deaths in police custody and 2,500 incidents of deaths in jails are recorded every year.

Sen, a former IPS officer and a senior fellow of the New Delhi based Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) who came here to address a seminar on ‘Human Rights in Counter Insurgency Operations’ said the institute organised 21 such seminars in the country so far to provide orientation to police.

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