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ACT ON MISSING MIGRANT WORKER: NHRC TO DM Sunday, 15 June 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
ACT ON MISSING MIGRANT WORKER: NHRC TO DM
Sunday, 15 June 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the District Magistrate and Collector to take appropriate action within eight weeks in tracing the whereabouts of migrant labourer Gura Puta of Patnagarh block, who had gone to work in brick kilns of Andhra Pradesh five years ago and has gone missing since then.
The commission passed the direction while acting on a petition filed by journalist Sudhir Mishra basing on a news report published in The Pioneer on October 22, 2013 titled as ‘Migrant labourer missing for past five years.’The NHRC has also directed the Collector to inform the petitioner about the action taken by the authorities.The petitioner alleged that neither the Labour Department not the police are taking any action in this regard despite repeated petitions by the wife of the hapless migrant.
According to reports, the victim Goura Puta of Goelmara village under Patnagarh police station was taken to Hyderabad by one Debar Dharuaa of the same village in October 2008 to work in brick kilns.