In order to improve the school syllabus on human rights, the Meghalaya Cabinet on Tuesday decided to implement the recommendations of Justice (retired) B.D. Agarwal in this regard.
Justice (retired) B.D. Agarwal probed the police firing at Resubelpara in North Garo Hills district in which three civilians were injured on March 6, 2017 and in the probe report he recommended a slew of measures to prevent such incidents in future, reports Business Standard.
Agarwal recommended that the state government can improve school syllabus if necessary and hold awareness camps in the state on regular basis.
The one-man inquiry commission also recommended that the police force be adequately sensitised about the human value and the rule of law in a democratic country.
The report quoted Meghalaya home minister James Sangma as telling reporters: “The cabinet has requested the education department to improve the syllabus on human rights. Moreover, the education department is of the view that human rights must be part of the syllabus and the same will be taken up during the state curriculum frame work design which is likely to be notified soon.”
The state government will request the Meghalaya Human Rights Commission to hold awareness camps in the state on regular basis and ask the police headquarters to initiate action on the recommendations of the commission, said home minister James Sangma.
Agarwal also ordered that the grievously injured civilians be provided compensation.
He also recommended that the police must adopt modern technologies like use of high resolution search lights and use of spike strips instead of using gunshots to deflate the tyres of the vehicle which resulted in injuries to the three villagers.