NHRC’s three-day sitting in Odisha from Aug 19

Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2:

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will have a three-day special sitting in the Odisha capital from August 19.

NHRC_LOGO-2The special sitting will hear 83 cases relating to human rights violation in the state. The cases to be heard at the state guest house will be attended by NHRC member Justice SC Sinha, said sources.

Cases relating to SC/ST atrocity, delay in providing compensation to victims, rape cases in schools and electrocution deaths will be heard during the three days, sources added.

The commission would also hear the first case on irregularities in payment to the labourers through MGNREGS. While the labourers can attend the camp, the government will present its stand on the issue on August 19.

It will also hear a case relating to setting up of wine shops near temples, schools and national highways.

It is to be noted that the commission had taken strong exception to the gross inaction of the Odisha government in shifting liquor shops from near educational institutions and religious shrines and had asked the state government to submit an action taken report (ATR) on the issue.

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