NHRC team to visit Nandigram today

November 15th, 2007 - 11:47 am ICT by admin  

Kolkata, Nov 15 (ANI): A six-member National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team will visit West Bengal ’s Nandigram area today to study the situation and suggest remedial measures.

A team headed by Senior Superintendent of Police S P Singh will also visit the violence-torn villages to look into the genesis of the problem.

The team will also look into the role of police and the local administration to ascertain whether there had been any lapse on their part.

Earlier, the NHRC issued a notice to the West Bengal Government directing it to submit a factual report on the conditions prevailing in Nandigram within 10 days.

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has also been asked by the Commission to take all necessary steps to restore peace in the area, and has been asked to submit an action taken report within two weeks.

The move by the Commission comes, as situation in Nandigram remains tense with incidents of gunfiring reported almost daily.

The area remains cut-off from the rest of the country with CPI (M) cadres and activists belonging to Trinamool Congress party supported Bhumi Uched Praitirodhi Committee continue fighting for control over the surrounding areas.

The Commission had received messages from different social activists, including Medha Patkar, who was allegedly attacked by CPI (M) cadres in the State when she tried to enter Nandigram. (ANI)

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