The National Human Rights Commission has given notice to the central government regarding the farmers’ agitation.
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has given notice to the central government regarding the farmers’ agitation. Along with this, the commission has issued notices to Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh governments and other officials. By issuing a notice, a report of the farmers’ movement against the agricultural laws has been sought. NHRC has asked National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs and Health and Government of India to submit reports on various aspects regarding adverse impact of farmers’ agitation and adherence to COVID protocol at protest sites. NHRC has issued notices to Chief Secretaries of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Director Generals of Police of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan and Commissioner of Police, Delhi asking them to submit action taken report.Also Read – CM Amarinder’s appeal to farmers, ‘Protest on the borders of Delhi or Haryana instead of Punjab’
In its notice to the Center and the states, the NHRC said that the commission has received several complaints regarding the ongoing farmers’ protests. There are allegations of adverse impact on industrial units, which are seriously affecting more than 9000 micro, medium and large companies. Reportedly, transport is also adversely affected, causing loss to commuters, patients, physically challenged people and senior citizens due to heavy congestion on the roads. Also Read – Harayana government sent IAS officer on leave, farmers’ strike in Karnal will end, judicial inquiry will be held
It further added that there are also reports that people cannot travel to reach their destinations due to the farmers’ agitation and barricades have been put up at the borders. Apart from issuing notices to the Center and the states, the NHRC has asked the Institute of Economic Development to investigate the adverse impact of farmers’ movement on industrial and commercial activities/production and disruption of transport services, inconvenience and additional expenditure etc. on commercial and general consumers. and submit a comprehensive report on the matter by October 10, 2021. Also Read – Punjab Election News: Farmers’ organizations will ask political parties to stop campaigning for the time being, know what is the reason
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NHRC has requested Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi to depute teams to conduct survey and submit report to assess the impact on livelihood, lives of people, old and vulnerable persons due to the long agitation of farmers . The NHRC said that the farmers protesting at the protest sites are accused of violating the Corona protocol. It is also alleged that residents are not being allowed to step out of their homes due to the blockade of the road.