Mumbai: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent a reminder to the Maharashtra government to pay Rs.50, 000 each as compensation to two women who were illegally detained for 10 days by police following a Facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray two years ago.
In a communication to the Maharashtra chief secretary, the NHRC reiterated that “their detention was in violation of the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed in the Constitution”.
It ordered compliance of its order within four weeks along with proof of payment, failing which the NHRC would resort to a coercive process.