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UN Experts’ Remarks On Khori Gaon Unfortunate, Abuse Of Position: India



The UN consultants known as on India to halt eviction of about 100,000 folks in Khori Gaon, Faridabad

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India right this moment termed as “unfortunate” and “abuse of position” remarks by a gaggle of UN human rights consultants, who had known as on New Delhi to halt evictions of about 100,000 folks in Khori Gaon in Faridabad, saying they need to desist from undermining upholding rule of legislation in any democratic society.

“It is unfortunate that the Special Rapporteurs have chosen to issue a Press Release just two days after sending a joint communication to this Mission and not waiting for a response,” the Permanent Mission of India in Geneva and different International Organisations stated in a press release.

The assertion comes a day after the UN human rights consultants known as on India to halt evictions of about 100,000 folks in Khori Gaon in Faridabad, saying it was “particularly important” that residents are stored secure through the pandemic and terming the Supreme Court elimination order as “extremely worrying.”

The UN human rights consultants had stated that they “find extremely worrying that India’s highest court, which has in the past led the protection of housing rights, is now leading evictions placing people at risk of internal displacement and even homelessness, as is the case in Khori Gaon”.

The Indian mission stated that “it is equally unfortunate that the Special Rapporteurs have made disrespectful remarks against the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India”.

“It is a worrying trend and an abuse of the position of the Special Rapporteurs which seriously damages the credibility of the institution of Special Rapporteurs,” it stated.

India expressed hope that the Special Rapporteurs will undertake real efforts to know the significance of upholding the “rule of legislation” in any democratic society and will desist from undermining the identical.

“India is totally conscious of its worldwide human rights obligations and has undertaken all requisite steps in the direction of full implementation of all its human rights obligations. India’s dedication to promotion and safety of human rights, together with by way of its membership of the Human Rights Council, is nicely established,” the Indian mission stated.

Last month, the Supreme Court directed Haryana and the Faridabad municipal company to take away “all encroachments”, consisting around 10,000 residential construction, in Aravali forest area near the village, saying “land grabbers can’t take refuge within the rule of legislation” and talk of “equity”.

A trip bench of justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari sought compliance report from the state authorities’s officers after eradicating all encroachment from forest land close to Lakarpur Khori village in Faridabad district inside six weeks.

The UN human rights consultants included Special Rapporteur on satisfactory housing as a element of the appropriate to an satisfactory lifestyle, and on the appropriate to non-discrimination on this context Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Special Rapporteur on the scenario of human rights defenders Mary Lawlor and Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Cecilia Jimenez-Damary.

Special Rapporteur on minority points Fernand de Varennes, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to secure consuming water and sanitation Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, Special Rapporteur on excessive poverty and human rights Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the appropriate to training Koumbou Boly Barry had been additionally a part of the group of UN human rights consultants.

Special Rapporteurs are a part of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council, the most important physique of unbiased consultants within the UN Human Rights system. 

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