Since 2007 – when the commission was formed – a total of 1,947 complaints have been received from the district, of which 1,196 complaints have been disposed off.

With 751 complaints of human rights violations pending in the district, Dakshina Kannada is in the higher end of the spectrum in the violations received by the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC), said commission member Meena Saxena during a review meet held here on Saturday.

Since 2007 – when the commission was formed – a total of 1,947 complaints have been received from the district, of which 1,196 complaints have been disposed off. However, in the department-wise list, the numbers presented fell far short. For example, the Deputy Commissioner’s office (that is, revenue-related complaints) said just 11 were pending; office of the Superintendent of Police claimed all five pending will be disposed off within a week; DK Zilla Panchayat office has two pending complaints, while Mangalore City Corporation has just three complaints left — the rest of the departments claimed to have zero pendency, leaving Ms. Saxena utterly confused.

She directed the officials presented to trace out complaints received, while advising the Deputy Commissioner to keep a “master list” of complaints.

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