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Dalits` houses burning: NHRC seeks report

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 21:24

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.

First Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 21:24
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