India, Sept. 17 -- Seeking to corner the Uddhav Thackeray-led coalition government in Maharashtra over recent incidents including the roughing up of a retired Navy officer, a group of BJP MPs led by party vice president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) demanding a probe into the happenings.

In a letter to NHRC chairperson H L Dattu, the BJP MPs have claimed that there have been several violations of rights in Maharashtra since December 2019.

In the letter, also signed by Rajya Sabha MPs Vikas Mahatme and Bhagwat Karad, it is claimed that right to freedom of speech, to life and to equality etc have been breached in Maharashtra during the stated period.

The letter claimed that a man named Hir...