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NHRC Takes Cognizance of Matter Where a Migrant Mother was Found Pulling a Suitcase With Her Child Sleeping Half Hung

Lawstreet Journal 18 May 2020 9:37pm

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On May 15, 2020, The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about a mother pulling a suitcase with her small child sleeping half hung on it on Agra Highway. It was reported by all major media platforms that the migrant woman was walking all the way from Punjab to Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh to reach her hometown.

The Commission has observed that the Central and the State governments are working sincerely to address every issue coming up during the lockdown in this unprecedented situation. But it was surprising that the pain of the child and the family could be seen and felt by many en route, but the local authorities. The Commission further remarked that had the local authorities been vigilant, some relief could immediately be provided to the aggrieved family and others facing `similar hardships. According to the Commission, this is nothing but a violation of human rights and intervention by the NHRC is necessary. 

In this regard, the Commission has already issued notices to the Chief Secretaries of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh and the District Magistrate, Agra, Uttar Pradesh calling for a detailed report within four weeks in the matter. It also asked to be appraised about the action taken against the responsible officers/ officials and relief/ assistance provided to the victim families.

The Commission further wrote in the press release that this is not the single incident and several such several news reports about miseries of people have come to its notice… Continue Reading...

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