NHRC report of farmers protest being adverse

The National Himan Rights Commission on Tuesday issued a statement saying ‘industrial units and transportation’ were being adversely affected due to the farmers protests this year. The notices were issued to Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan governments. The notice stated that the NHRC had received numerous complaints regarding the farmers protests being an obstruction to transportation and around 9000 industrial units being adversely affected. They also observed that due to barricades being placed in the borders, several people had to walk long distances to reach their destinations. The report also alleges that the protesters have breached Covid-19 protocol.

The commission issued to heads if Police and Chief Secretaries of the states for an ‘action taken’ report. The NHRC also stated that they have asked the Institute of Economic growth to submit a report by October 10th on how the protests have adversely affected the economic functioning of industries, transport, consumers and commercial activity.

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