Despite ratified 1948 UN Genocide Convention, India has no law to define term ‘genocide’


New Delhi: As per media reports The Central Information Commission (CIC) taking notice of a complaint filed by Navdeep Gupta as, said that India has ratified the 1948 UN Genocide Convention, but no specific municipal law has been enacted which deals or defines the term ‘genocide’.

The Commission has directed the Home Ministry to disclose the list of victims of 1984 genocide who have received the compensation.

According to The Tribune, Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad issued the orders to disclose details sought by Navdeep Gupta.

Gupta had sought a complete list of beneficiaries, including their names, addresses, loss in genocide, compensation availed and compensation details, from the ministry.

When he could not get any response from the ministry, Gupta filed a complaint with the commission where the ministry refuted allegations of any malafide intention in not responding to his RTI plea, reads s note in The Tribune.

“The commission directs the PIO to furnish a reply to the appellant in accordance with law within 2 weeks. The complainant shall be at liberty to approach the commission if aggrieved with the reply of PIO. The complaint is disposed of,” Azad said.




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