Ex-MP seeks quick relief for 13/7 victims
Mumbai: Former Member of Parliament Kirit
Somaiya on Monday sought intervention of Maharashtra State Human
Rights Commission to ensure that the victims of 13/7 blasts
`are not humiliated and do not suffer in the relief and
rehabilitation as had happened in the cases of 26/11 terror
attacks and 2006 train blasts`.
In the petition filed before the Commission today,
Somaiya has sought an order against `lack lustre` relief and
rehabilitation measures (of the Government).
Somaiya filed the petition jointly with corporator of
Zaveri Bazar Janak Jitendra Sanghvi and Allwin D`Cunha, a
victim of 2006 train blasts.
Zaveri Bazaar was one of the sites of the July 13 serial
The petition said that though the Commission had
earlier directed the state government to pay the medical bills
of 2006 train blast victims, including petitioner D`Cunha, the
state administration had not yet reimbursed the expenses.
Somaiya said that one of the 26/11 victims, Sabira Khan,
was `moving door to door for medical treatment`. Citing
another example, Somaiya said that daughter of slain police
officer Shashank Shinde, who was killed in the 26/11 carnage,
has not been allotted the `much publicised petrol pump’.
He alleged that the government had instead demanded Rs
75 lakhs from Shinde`s family to grant such facility.
Somaiya urged the Commission to direct the government to
honour its relief and rehabilitation announcements and added
that the Commission should monitor the relief work.
The petition also sought an appointment of a committee
consisting of a retired judicial officer and a relief and
rehabilitation secretary to monitor the relief work.
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