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Which of the following are the functions of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)?


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A
To take suo motu cognisance of the cases of human rights violations and act based on the petitions filed.
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B
To develop scientific temper, humanism, and the spirit of enquiry and reform.
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C
To encourage the effects of NGOs and institutions working in the field of human rights.
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D
To inquire into the violation of human rights or negligence in the prevention of such violation by a public servant.

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A To take suo motu cognisance of the cases of human rights violations and act based on the petitions filed.
C To encourage the effects of NGOs and institutions working in the field of human rights.
D To inquire into the violation of human rights or negligence in the prevention of such violation by a public servant.
The NHRC has several functions. Its primary motive is to enquire into all kinds of human rights violation or negligence in the prevention of such breach by a public servant. It has the powers of a civil court. It can take suo motu cognisance of the cases of human rights violations and act based on the petitions filed. It also performs the functions mentioned above at a state level.

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