NHRC Special Rapporteur to probe farmer deaths

first_imgThe National Human Rights Commission has directed its East Zone Special Rapporteur to conduct a detail enquiry into incidents of farmers taking their own lives in Odisha.Retired IPS officer B.B. Mishra, Special Rapporteur for West Bengal, Odisha and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, has been asked to submit a report by next month. Rights activist Pradip Pradhan had filed a complaint alleging that 30 debt-ridden farmers in 12 districts of Odisha had taken their lives in 2015 due to crop failure. He said that a civil society group had visited the victims’ families to investigate the deaths and their socio-economic condition. They had also met a cross-section of people, including government officials.last_img

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