Weekly Current Affairs

SC to consider whether NHRC is ‘toothless tiger’ [Polity]

  • The Supreme Court proposed to consider the grievance of the National Human Right’s Commission (NHRC) that it has become a “toothless tiger” with the apex right’s body complaining about difficulties in discharging its duties, including non- cooperation from State governments and lack of staff.
  • NHRC is helpless in taking any coercive measures since it has no power to take action against persons or authorities who do not follow the guidelines laid down by it [NHRC] nor does it have power to give directions or pass orders but can only make recommendations.