Punjab & Region

NHRC seeks reports from Centre, Haryana, UP, Delhi, Rajasthan

New Delhi, September 14

On the back of several complaints from the public of their business, livelihood, and daily life being adversely affected by the ongoing farmers’ protests against the three central agriculture laws, the National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday stepped in seeking reports from the Centre and States, including Haryana, on the action taken in the matter.

Besides, it has issued notice to the district magistrate, Jhajjar in Haryana, in the case of alleged gang rape of a human rights activist at the protest site and asked a reply to it by October 10. In effect, it has issued a fresh reminder to the official to file a report.

“No report was received from the DM, Jhajjar, regarding the payment of compensation to the family of the deceased,” the Commission said. Besides, the other state governments that the commission issued notices to are Delhi, Rajasthan and poll-bound Uttar Pradesh seeking reports on the inconvenience caused and  grievances of the general public due to farmers’ protests. The farmers have been picketing and staging indefinite sit-ins at a number of places in these states, including the outskirts of Delhi.

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