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Take motion to forestall stampedes: NHRC

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Take action to prevent stampedes: NHRC

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the state authorities to provoke applicable motion to forestall stampedes in future.Acting on a petition filed by human rights defender Ravindra Mishra, the rights panel has requested the chief secretary to instruct the authorities involved for rapid motion as deemed applicable.    

The state has witnessed stampedes at three locations this month. While a girl died and eight others have been significantly injured in a stampede on T-bridge connecting Singhanath temple in Cuttack district throughout Makar sankranti celebration, two devotees fell unconscious after getting trapped in a stampede-like state of affairs at Jagannath temple in Puri. Similarly, 10 individuals have been injured in a stampede throughout a cultural perform at ‘Malyabanta Mahostav’ in Malkangiri district.

Raising severe considerations over sufferings of devotees, Mishra stated such stampede like conditions are being reported ceaselessly as a result of lack of satisfactory amenities, particularly at spiritual locations.“This violates human rights of the victims and shows ineptness of the police forces, lack of awareness and responsibilities in religious places and poor administration,” he contended in his petition.

BHUBANESWAR: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the state authorities to provoke applicable motion to forestall stampedes in future.Acting on a petition filed by human rights defender Ravindra Mishra, the rights panel has requested the chief secretary to instruct the authorities involved for rapid motion as deemed applicable.    

The state has witnessed stampedes at three locations this month. While a girl died and eight others have been significantly injured in a stampede on T-bridge connecting Singhanath temple in Cuttack district throughout Makar sankranti celebration, two devotees fell unconscious after getting trapped in a stampede-like state of affairs at Jagannath temple in Puri. Similarly, 10 individuals have been injured in a stampede throughout a cultural perform at ‘Malyabanta Mahostav’ in Malkangiri district.

Raising severe considerations over sufferings of devotees, Mishra stated such stampede like conditions are being reported ceaselessly as a result of lack of satisfactory amenities, particularly at spiritual locations.“This violates human rights of the victims and shows ineptness of the police forces, lack of awareness and responsibilities in religious places and poor administration,” he contended in his petition.