NHRC asks West Bengal Government to submit report on Nandigram

November 14th, 2007 - 10:35 am ICT by admin  

The Commission is also sending its own team to the disturbed areas “to study the situation and suggest remedial measures”, NHRC officials stated.

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.

“Patkar had expressed fear that the gherao of Nandigram might lead to serious and unprecedented bloodshed. She had expressed apprehension whether the State government would be willing to stop the violence or not,” a release issued by the Commission stated. (ANI)

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