The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the Centre and four state governments over the “adverse impact of the ongoing farmers’ protests on industrial units and transportation”.
“There are allegations of adverse impact on the industrial units, seriously effecting more than 9000 micro, medium, and large companies. Allegedly transportation is also adversely impacted causing the commuters, patients, physically challenged people and senior citizens to suffer due to the heavy congestion on roads,” said the NHRC in the notice.
The Commission issued notices to the Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Director Generals of Police, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan and Commissioner of Police, Delhi, asking them to submit Action Taken Reports.
The Commission also asked the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) to examine the adverse impact of the farmers‘ agitation on industrial and commercial activities/production and disruption of transport services on commercial and normal consumers including inconvenience and additional expenditure and to submit a comprehensive report in the matter by October 10. With respect to adverse impact of farmers agitation on various aspects and observance of COVID Protocols at the protests sites, the NHRC asked the National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health to submit reports.
On the alleged gang rape of human rights activist at the protest site, the NHRC asked the DM, Jhajjar to file the report by October 10. The Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi. was asked to assess the disruption of livelihood, lives of people, impact on the aged and infirm persons due to protracted agitation by farmers.