Tuesday, March 5 2002

The Hindustan Times

Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) today filed a petition with the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) against the Airport Authority of India, Jaipur Airport, alleging that the airport authorities are violating human rights of the persons visiting the airport.

Secretary General, CUTS, Pradeep S Mehta said that while the authorities allow government vehicles to park in the porch, which is a no parking zone, private vehicles are not allowed to do so. This discrimination is a form of violation of human rights to the public.

He added that even though there were illuminated signboards declaring the porch to be a no parking zone, government vehicles flaunt the rule, while the airport authorities watch silently. The petition further states that the double standards make a mockery of the Constitution and Laws of the country.

The petitioner requested the commission to examine the matter and take appropriate action against the defaulters. This he said was essential to safeguard the rights of the public.