The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notices to other officials including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Rajasthan seeking a report on the farmers’ protests. NHRC has said that they have received complaints that more than nine thousand industries have been closed in these states due to farmers’ agitation.
According to the NHRC, patients, the elderly and the differently-abled are facing a lot of trouble due to the farmers’ agitation. Apart from this, due to the closure of the borders, people have to travel much longer distances. The traffic system has also collapsed. Apart from this, the commission has also received a complaint that due to this movement, in some places people are not even being allowed to leave their homes.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & other Authorities asking for reports of farmers' protest, yesterday pic.twitter.com/nwNVFfFZRz
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According to the National Human Rights Commission, the corona protocol is also being flouted at the movement sites. The commission has also sought a report from the Institute of Economic Development on the impact on industries due to the farmers’ agitation. Along with this, the NHRC has also sought a report from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Ministry of Home Affairs on the violation of Corona protocol in this movement.
The National Human Rights Commission has requested the Delhi School of Social Work and the University of Delhi to depute teams to survey the impact on the lives of the people due to the farmers’ agitation and submit a report, showing the prolonged agitation by the farmers. The impact on livelihoods, lives of people, old and infirm persons should be assessed. Since November last year, farmers have been protesting at various borders adjoining Delhi.