NEWS : NHRC
seeks report from UP Govt on suicides
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on
Thursday asked the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh to submit a report within
four weeks on the media reports over alleged suicides of poor people in
Taking cognizance of a news report which stated that farmers were committing
suicide in the area, the commission said, "the contents of the press
report, if true, raise serious issue of violation of human rights of the poor
people and in particular, the farmers of Bundelkhand area of Uttar
The news report had highlighted that Bundelkhand area which has been witnessing
drought-like conditions for the last four years is reporting suicidal deaths.
The report also said that the area was declared drought-hit only in the year
2004-05 following more than 50 per cent crop loss in the seven districts of
Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jalaun, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda and Chitrakoot.
Courtesy : ZEENEWS.COM