1. National Human Rights Commission seeks report of river locked Odisha villages

National Human Rights Commission seeks report of river locked Odisha villages

The plight of the people living in three villages encircled by four rivers in Aul block of Kendrapara district of Odisha has drawn attention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

By: | Kendrapara | Published: April 27, 2017 6:33 PM
The panel asked the Odisha government for compliance of an ATR within three weeks, said officials here who received the NHRC ruling today. (Source: IE)

The plight of the people living in three villages encircled by four rivers in Aul block of Kendrapara district of Odisha has drawn attention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The NHRC has sought an action-taken-report (ATR) from Odisha Chief Secretary on the alleged denial of basic facilities for human life towards those river-locked villages, officials said today.

Taking cognisance of a petition made by rights activist Sangita Swain, NHRC sought initiation of ameliorative measures for an early end to the plight of the people of Ekamania, Dakhinadiha and Nalapahi villages. The panel asked the Odisha government for compliance of an ATR within three weeks, said officials here who received the NHRC ruling today.

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The three villages were encircled by Bramhani, Karaswata, Pathsala and Hansua rivers leaving over 4000 people virtually in the medieval age, Swain had said in her petition. They live in far-flung areas, almost isolated, and deprived of facilities of road connectivity, potable water, health services, educational infrastructure as well as electricity, Swain claimed.

Though the government had set up a school there in 2007, it remained locked up for most part of the year due to inaccessibility of the areas, according to the petition. Ninety per cent of residents do not have toilets and poverty alleviation and social security schemes do not reach them, Swain said.

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    B.P. Anthwal
    Apr 29, 2017 at 4:21 pm
    One Akhand another Sangita Swain of Odisha have been running behind name and fame in a heinous manner. Copying somebody's work making few changes and arranging reporter to publish the same ........ Can all these things be considered as civilised ? Akhand whose real name is Satya sundar Mishra (he hides his name) earlier took the help of his brother Nishikanta Mishra for filing cases in the NHRC and got the same published through unscrupuous means. Now these people claim to be icons. Be aware of these elements.
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      B.P. Anthwal
      Apr 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm
      There are some activists in India in general and in Odisha speciallly who follow one noted activist and Supreme Court Lawyer here at Delhi. If one analyses and search through google. one can easily know the same. Mere running behind name and fame is not a good signal. : www.dailypioneer /print.php?printFOR storydetail&story_url_key rehabilitate-satabhaya-residents-nhrc-to-cs&section_url_key state-editions
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