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NHRC disposed of 88,788 cases in 2010-11

The National Human Rights Commission disposed of 88,788 cases in 2010-2011 and recommended monetary relief to the tune of Rs 19 crore.

According to latest official figures provided by the rights panel, it directed payment of monetary relief or compensation in 574 cases during the period.

In 2009-2010, the commission disposed of 86,050 cases out of which in 398 cases monetary relief to the tune of Rs 6.29 crore were recommended.

During 2008-2009, it disposed of 1,03,996 cases, out of which in 373 cases compensation to the tune of Rs 5.02 crore were recommended, as per the figures.

"The rising number of complaints on human rights violations proves the fact that awareness is growing about NHRC's work and the faith the people have in it. Most of the recommendations made by NHRC are implemented by the public authorities," the commission said in a statement.

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