Dalits` houses burning: NHRC seeks report

NHRC sought a report from the Odisha government on destruction and burning of houses of Dalits in Bolangir district.

Updated: Jan 31, 2012, 21:24 PM IST

New Delhi: The National Human Rights
Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sought a report from the Odisha
government on destruction and burning of houses of Dalits in
Bolangir district.

The NHRC asked the government to submit the report within
four weeks on a complaint alleging that 30 houses of Dalits
were destroyed and burnt by some persons belonging to upper
castes in Lathore village on January 22.
The complainant had requested a high level inquiry in the
matter, legal action against the accused and adequate
compensation to the victims.
PTI