Centre questions UP government over death of children in relief camps

The Centre on Monday questioned the Uttar Pradesh government on the death of children in relief camps in Muzaffarnagar.

Updated: Dec 30, 2013, 22:36 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday questioned the Uttar Pradesh government on the death of children in relief camps in Muzaffarnagar.

Amidst reports of children dying in relief camps due to cold and disease, Centre today asked the UP government as to how many children had died there.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party Mulayam Singh Yadav are yet to visit Muzaffarnagar and Shamli relief camps. They have also faced criticism for taking part in a 14-day fest being organsied in Saifai, Etawah district.
More than three thousand riot-affected people are living in relief camps in Muzaffarnagar. Riots in Western UP left more than sixty people dead and over forty thousand homeless.

Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, visited the camps last week and had said that the conditions there was deplorable.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had pulled up Akhilesh`s government over the condition of victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots and had ordered supply of blankets and medical help to people living in relief camps.