Instructions On Filing Complaints With The NHRC

Here is the link with instructions on how to file complaints with the NHRC in the event that you are victims of highhanded behavior of govt agencies such as the corrupt Indian police force.

This link details: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Guidelines On Arrest

The NHRC is a toothless tiger and I consider filing a complaint with it to be a waste of time, but all the same, what does one have to lose?.

The document below is the complaint form and contains instructions on how to file the complaint:

Guidelines on how to file complaint with the NHRC:
1. Complaint may be made to the Commission by the victim or any other person on his behalf.
2. Complaint should be in writing either in English or Hindi or in any other language included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution. Only one set of complaint needs to be submitted to the Commission.
3. Complaint may be sent either by Post or Faxed at Nos. 91-11-23382911/ 23382734 or through e-mail
4. No fee is chargeable on such complaints.
5. The complaint shall disclose i) violation of human rights or abetment thereof or; (ii) negligence in the prevention of such violations, by a public servant.
6. The jurisdiction of the Commission is restricted to the violation of human rights alleged to have been committed within one year of the receipt of complaint by the Commission.
7. Documents, if any enclosed in support of the allegations in the complaint must be legible.
8. Name of the victim, his/ her age, sex, religion/ caste, State and District to which the incident relates, incident date etc. should invariably be mentioned in the complaint.
9. Please submit the complaint preferably in the enclosed format.
10. Following types of Complaint(s) are not ordinarily entertainable:
i. Illegible
ii. Vague, anonymous or pseudonymous;
iii. Trivial or frivolous in nature;
iv. The matters which are pending before a State Human Rights Commission or any other Commission;
v. Any matter after the expiry of one year from the date on which the act constituting violation of human rights is alleged to have been committed;
vi. Allegation is not against any public servant;
vii. The issue raised relates to civil dispute, such property rights, contractual obligations, etc;
viii. The issue raised relates to service matters;
ix. The issue raised relates to labour/industrial disputes;
x. Allegations do not make out any specific violation of human rights;
xi. The matter is sub-judice before a Court/ Tribunal;
xii. The matter is covered by judicial verdict/decision of the Commission.
11. As far as possible complainants are encouraged to make use of the format given above to file their complaints. The guidelines indicate the kind of information, which would facilitate in processing a complaint.


5 Responses to “Instructions On Filing Complaints With The NHRC”

  1. 1 Rathina Sabapathy May 26, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Yes. I too suffer from wife and in-laws threatening, who are living presently at Howrah, in a different manner on a regular basis, in order to swindle our hard-earned income and property, by misusing newly formulated laws specially designed only for women. The law makers fully forgetting the constitutions article 14 which says all men and woman are equal before law or say equality before law. This article 14 giving equal strength to man and woman but formulating new law for women so for no law formulated by the law makers for men. Why?

    Which only resulted in iron hand cuffing like a herded criminal and lying in illegal custody. I had been caught by the police on March 2006, and kept for nine days in police lockup and one day in Correctional Home, Howrah and released on bail. She filed false FIRs and filed under section 125 Cr. P.C., 498A, 406 IPC, 34, 354, 379, 506, 323, 341, 504 and section 3 & 4 of Dowry Probation Act etc. against me, my patents, brother and sister from the Court of 7th and 4th Judicial Magistrate at Howrah. Now, no one here to help me from this day to day harassment, lost couple of good jobs, running once in two months from Pudhucherry (formerly Pondicherry) to Howrah.

    The wife and her parents even not intimated him the child birth and somehow when he come to know the child birth he requested to send a snap of the child which was also not heard. For the new born the father send some gift which was also returned by the wife and her parents. Their cruelty reached at Himalayan peak when she lodged a complaint using the weapon of dowry and domestic violence act (DVA) and several other criminal section against husband and in-laws, the in-laws who never interfered her life. The question is if she really met cruelty by the hands of husband and his relatives why she had not opted to file a complaint in the jurisdiction police station which was only in walkable distance. She opted to file complaint in the Howrah police station and filed a divorce and succeeded to get an expartee decree within three months of filing which is very impossible as per marriage law. The husband had not given time to file counter or for a counseling. When husband was attending for maintenance case and came out of the court he was arrested and handcuffed and remained in the custody for eight days and ninth day presented before the judicial magistrate and then kept one day in judicial custody and latter bailed out. The wife atlest shown curtsy by not opposing the anticipatory bail of in-laws.

    The women how she forget the sweetness of togetherness, how she forget the sweet face of her husband which is now also in front of her in the form of child.

    THE MEN WAS CRUSHED IN THE HANDS OF WOMEN. The men who is a M.Sc., M.Phil., earning sufficiently was now staring the sky with no hope for justice. His parents are weeping and sister, brother still in a stage of shock.

    The reward paid by the wife to her husband is the only result of misusing of newly formulated laws. The court at Howrah which have no jurisdiction neither to try the suit for divorce nor for the criminal offence as the couple married at Pudhucherry and last resided place at Bangalore, where both of them were employed and as such alleged offence held in Bangalore. So the decree which is passed by the Howrah Court is improper and the complaint also liable to be quashed. But these all will happen in future.

    Wake and do something for men otherwise similar trouble tomorrow you also have to face. For this not only togetherness of men required but the togetherness of women also required.

    M. Rathina Sabapathy,
    Cell: 09894669932


  2. 2 Anuradha shukla October 31, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Dear Sir,

    my parents are 75 years of age.Their children are N.R.Is.They had allowed an NGO to use a room of their premesis at 342-c.Barabanki,U.P.,for 6 months in 2006. It has been 2 years and the owner of the NGO Mr. Dinesh Mishra, neither visits nor answers their calls. We are afraid that the premises are being used for an illegal activity and that my parents(Dr. L.K.Shukla,342-c,Dewa Rd. Barabanki,U.P.) might get involved in case of an incident.I have to leave for U.S.soon,but am not able to do so.Kindly,let me know if you can help my parents.
    Thanking you,
    Anuradha Shukla
    12000,Market Street,
    Virginia 20190

    Present add:
    Dewa Rd.,Barabanki 225001


  3. 3 Arvind Kumar April 16, 2011 at 3:19 am

    complain no.5377/24/1/2011 from ganesh giri add.vill-shalla [bhaman pura] mahav thana.iradatanagar agra u.p please give me a report and against next order


  4. 4 Paras November 29, 2011 at 9:26 am

    This is a complaint in regards to a dumping yard that Nagar Nigam is set to develop in Dundahera Village in Ghaziabad. I would like to bring this to the Notice to the concerned authorities that the area is in the vicinity of a residential society named Crossings Republik, which is within 50 meters of the proposed Dumping Yard. Hence this would lead to numerous health hazards if the proposed dumping yard comes into place. Moreover, it is not clear as well if the Environment clearance was received by the Nagar Nigam for constructing the Dumping Yard.

    I would request the concerned authorities to please look into issue and help the residential people to live a healthy life by scrapping the dumping yard project.



  5. 5 ramsowrya March 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    a complaint can be given to NHRC against 498a women’s father (a govt servant) for allegedly giving dowry.


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