NEW DELHI - Indian Air Force Wing Commenter Abhinandan seek compensation from the government.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday directed Ministry of Defence and the chief of Indian Air Force (IAF) to take appropriate action in relation to a complaint that sought compensation to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The NHRC has given the authorities eight weeks time for the same.
In an order, the NHRC said that, "These complaints should be transmitted to the concerned authority for such action as deemed appropriate. The authority concerned is directed to take appropriate action within eight weeks associating the complainant/victim and to inform them of the action taken in the matter."
The NHRC direction came in respons to a complaint filed by Thane-based lawyer Aditya Mishra. He had asked the NHRC to "recommend the Central government to compensate Abhinandan Varthaman suitably."
Mishra, in his complaint had said that, "Various petitions are filed in our country for the compliance of due process of law and to ensure that human rights of anyone are not violated.
But hardly any petition has been filed for appropriate compensation to our defence forces who lay down their life in protection of our country."