rights relating to the life, liberty equality and
dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution
or embodied in the International Covenants and
enforceable by courts in India.
NOT COVERED IN THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION
Commission shall not inquire into 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.
Commission shall not inquire into any matter which is
pending before any other commission duly constituted
under law. For the time being in force.
Matters which are vague or anonymous
Matters of frivolous or trivial nature
Personal matters like disputes between landlord and
tenant, conjugal disputes, disputes relating to property
inheritance, partitions etc.
Violation of human rights by members of Central Armed
Forces (they may be looked into by the National Human
Rights Commission under section 19 of the Act)
allegations are not against any public servant of the
allegations do not make out any specific violation of
matter is covered by a judicial verdict/decision of the
When the matter is outside the purview of the State
Commission on any other ground.