Rights panel seeks report on Odisha starvation
(*starvation (भुखमरी) - a state of extreme
hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period.)
Asian News Service | IANS India Private Limited – Fri
22 Feb, 2013)
Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC)
Friday sought a report from district
Odisha's Sundargarh over the reported starvation death of an elderly man there in 2012.
A notice has been issued to the Sundargarh district magistrate seeking a report within
incident was reported in 2012.
"Reportedly, the man, aged 65
years, was residing in Chupkadadar village
He was facing abject poverty and suffering from geriatric disease," a
statement from NHRC said.
to the rights panel, the man was dependent on forest produce as his land was
infertile. He had not been issued a BPL (below poverty line) card or an old age
he along with his wife had been approaching the administration for assistance
but without any results," it said, citing a media report was forwarded by
a local human rights activist seeking intervention of the commission.
My Prayer - Please don't let repeat this again.