The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notices to Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and other officials seeking a report on farmers' protests. According to the NHRC, they have received complaints that due to the ongoing farmers' agitation in these states. More than nine thousand industries have been closed due to protests of farmers. The traffic system has collapsed. Due to which people, patients, the elderly, and the disabled are facing a lot of problems. People have to travel more distances due to the closure of borders.
The NHRC has received complaints that people are not being allowed to come out of the house in some places. Apart from this, the Covid protocol is also being flouted at the places of movement.
The NHRC has also sought a report on the impact of the agitation on the industry from the Institute of Economic Development by October 10, apart from giving notice to the states and officials. The National Human Rights Commission has also sought a report from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Ministry of Home Affairs on the violation of Covid rules in this movement.
The Human Rights Commission has said that no report has been received from the DM of Jhajjar regarding the payment of compensation to the kin of the deceased in the case of the alleged gang rape of human rights activist at the protest site. Therefore, the District Magistrate (DM) of Jhajjar should file the report by October 10.
The Human Rights Commission further states that the Delhi School of Social Work and the University of Delhi are requested to send teams to conduct research and assess the impact on the livelihoods, lives of the people, and vulnerable populations by farmers.
Let us tell you that since November 25 last year, farmers from different states have been protesting. Farmers are protesting at the Sindhu border and the Tikri border of Delhi-Haryana, Ghazipur border of Delhi-Uttar Pradesh. Farmers are demanding the repeal of three new agricultural laws.
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