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Rights Panel Notice To UP Government Over Death Of 19-Year-Old Migrant Worker

The NHRC has described Vipin Kumar’s loss of life as a “serious issue of human rights violation” (File)

New Delhi:

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has despatched a discover to the Uttar Pradesh authorities over reported loss of life of a 19-year-old migrant employee as a consequence of starvation in Saharanpur, after he had walked 350 km from Ludhiana on solution to his house within the state, officers stated on Wednesday.

The NHRC has described Vipin Kumar’s loss of life as a “serious issue of human rights violation”.

The rights panel has noticed that it isn’t the primary time that it has come throughout such an incident referring to painful situations of the migrant labourers, their sickness, supply of infants on roads and their deaths throughout their journey again house within the wake of the COVID19-induced lockdown.

The NHRC, in a press release, stated it has issued a discover to the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh after taking suo motu cognisance of a media report that 19-year-old Kumar died in Saharanpur as a consequence of starvation after strolling six days masking 350 kilometres from Ludhiana.

He was headed for his house in Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh, it stated.

The report sought from the state authorities in 4 weeks is predicted to supply particulars concerning the current standing of the migrant labourers of Uttar Pradesh caught in several states, who’re keen to come back again to their native locations and the steps being taken to make sure their easy journey again house, the assertion stated.

It additional noticed that there are media studies that the federal government of Uttar Pradesh has directed to supply shaded shelter, meals and consuming water to the migrant labourers at toll plazas on nationwide highways and within the buses they are going to journey.

However, it appears that evidently the bulletins made by authorities businesses should not being applied on the bottom as a consequence of which the migrant labourers are nonetheless struggling, the assertion added.

According to the media report, V Kumar used to work at a store in Ludhiana. He had launched into a protracted journey to his house in Sursa, Hardoi on foot on May 12.

“But walking continuously for six days without food and covering over 350 km, he fell on the road near Saharanpur. An ambulance spotted him lying on the road and shifted him to a district hospital. But he could not be saved. Doctors said he died of hunger,” the assertion stated, quoting the report.

Reportedly, Kumar had knowledgeable his household on May 12 that he was returning house.

His father, as talked about within the information report, said that Kumar had no different choice however to stroll down, the assertion stated.

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