NHRC issues notice to UP Government on the alleged starvation deaths of children
The National Human Rights Commission took cognizance of the alleged death of 18 tribal children in District Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh due to hunger in response to a petition sent by Dr. Lenin, Convenor of Peoples Vigilance Committee on Human Rights. Dr. Lenin stated that 18 children between 3 -7 years died because of hunger in Naibasti, Rope Village, Tehsil Robertsganj, District Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh. He also alleged that the District Administration had not taken proper steps.
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