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National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) celebrated its 25 years of formation 'Silver Jubilee Foundation day on 12th October 2018 at an event held in New Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the function and appreciated role of NHRC.
NHRC on the occasion also released special silver jubilee logo and commissioned documentary titled ‘NHRC: 25 years, Billion Hopes’ capturing the 25 years of its journey.
NHRC also organized ‘Human Rights Mela’ and ‘Human Rights Street Theatre Festival’ in New Delhi.
NHRC is a supreme statutory watchdog of human rights in India, i.e. the rights related to life, liberty, equality, and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the international convents.
NHRC was established on 12th October 1993 as per the statutory provisions of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.
NHRC headquarters is situated in New Delhi.
NHRC is a multimember body consisting of Chairman and four members. President appoints Chairman and members of NHRC on the recommendation of a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister.
NHRC can either take its own cognizance of cases through media reports or complaint filed by any victim or any other person on his or her behalf or on basis of reports received from the police department.
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