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Koraput Administration assures NHRC: Human rights are being protected at the birthplace of Laxman Naik

Lawstreet Journal 16 Jun 2021 9:13pm

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On 13th June, 2021, Sunday, Odisha's Koraput district administration informed the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that appropriate action has been taken to ensure the basic human rights to the people living at the birthplace of freedom fighter Laxman Naik, Tentuligumma in Koraput. Mr. Naik was killed during the freedom struggle war.

After the NHRC warned the Chief Secretary of oppressive action, the Collector responded in detail about the development projects in the area. The report was submitted to the NHRC in response to an Action Taken Report (ATR) on a petition filed by Radhakanta Tripathy, a prominent rights campaigner and top court lawyer.

The settlement is roughly 40 kilometres from the block headquarters of Boipariguda, which is 120 kilometres from Koraput and 70 kilometres from Malkangiri town. Tripathy claimed that the nearest health centre, on which the locals rely, is 25 kilometres distant at Mathili.

Tripathy made the point that, the village's current situation is that even in the case of emergency, the ambulance never arrives. Women who are pregnant are forced to suffer or give birth without medical help. Children are denied of education, while the elderly are impoverished. The situation of disabled people is unbearable. 

Despite his status as a liberation warrior, he claims that his hometown of Tentuligumma lacks basic facilities like as all-weather roads, safe drinking water, healthcare, and education. The state authorities issued a report claiming that plans for the development of the region are in the works. In response to the Commission's directive,… Continue Reading...

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