Tuesday, October 19, 2021

NHRC orders probe in post-poll violence in West Bengal

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken cognizance of post-poll violence in West Bengal and ordered investigation. Citing various media reports in this regard, the Commission said, the political workers allegedly clashed with each other, party offices were torched down, some homes were ransacked and also looted. It said, the local administration appears not to have acted to stop such violation of human rights of the affected persons.

The NHRC considered the violence as a fit case of alleged violation of Right to Life of the innocent citizens and ordered its DIG Investigation to constitute a team to conduct an on the spot fact finding investigation and submit a report within two weeks.

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