NHRC notices to Union Home Secy, Rlys, Guj and Bihar govts over migrants hardships in trains

NEW DELHI: The NHRC has send notices to the Union Home Secretary, the Railways and the governments of Gujarat and Bihar over hardships faced by migrants onboard trains due to delay in services and lack of food and water allegedly leading to sickness and death of some of them, officials said on Thursday.

In a statement, the National Human Rights Commission observed that the “state has failed to protect the lives of the poor labourers onboard the trains”.

The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that the trains which are ferrying migrant labourers are not only starting late but are taking many additional days to reach destination, it said. (AGENCIES)