The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is an independent commission set up by law in 1993. Like judiciary, the Commission is independent of the government. The important objective of the Commission is to protect the human rights. Its functions are: i) To undertake and promote research in the field of human rights. ii) To spread human rights literacy among various sections of the society through media and seminars. iii) To inquire suo-moto or on a petition presented to it by a victim or any person on his behalf.