NHRC notice to Haryana govt over sewer deaths in Faridabad

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Haryana Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) in connection with the death of four persons who died of toxic fumes while cleaning sewer tanks at a private hospital in Haryana's Faridabad district on October 6.

Important facts

  • NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of the news published in the media.

  • The commission has issued a notice to the Haryana Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, seeking a detailed report in four weeks.

  • The commission has also sought a detailed report of the steps taken or the steps to be taken by the government to prevent gross violation of human rights of the poor and deprived people.

  • The officers have also been directed to inform about the status of the FIR registered in the case and compensation, if any, to be given to the next of kin of the deceased persons.

National Human Rights Commission

  • The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October 1993 through  an ordinance issued by the President.

  • It was provided statutory status by the The  Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

  • Chairperson -  A retired Supreme Court Chief Justice or a Supreme Court Judge can be appointed  by the President as the Chairman of the NHRC.

  • The First Chairman of NHRC - Justice Ranganath Mishra

  • The Current and the 8th  Chairman of NHRC is Justice Arun Kumar Mishra 

  • Role - NHRC’s role is to protect human rights and recommend measures for their effective implementation. 

  • MOTO of NHRC - “सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः / May all be happy.”

  • It has been taken from  Brihadāraṇyaka Upanishad

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