NHRC seek report from Centre, Delhi Govt on Pak Hindu refugees

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 15:19

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday sought reports from the Centre and Delhi government on "deplorable living conditions" of about 500 Hindu refugees from Pakistan who fled from there due to violence.

In a statement, the NHRC said it has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report that highlighted the miseries of about 500 Hindu refugees from Pakistan who fled from their country allegedly due to relentless violence.

"The Commission has observed that it is concerned about the deplorable conditions in which these refugees are living. The plight of their children is particularly worrisome and assumes more urgency. The issue needs to be handled with humanitarian approach," the Commission said.

The Commission issued notices to the Home and Foreign Secretaries of the Central government and Chief Secretary of Delhi government asking for reports within four weeks.

"About 500 Hindu refugees from Pakistan are living in unhygienic conditions in a two-storied dilapidated building having 28 poorly lit small sized rooms sans fans at Bijwasan in the capital. Among them are 110 children who are not getting proper diet, schooling and healthcare," the NHRC said quoting media reports.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 15:13

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