NHRC questions unhygienic sterilisation of women

Published: 12th February 2013 07:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2013 07:42 AM   |  A+A-

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notices to the West Bengal Government on a complaint that more than 100 women were sterilised on a single day with no basic healthcare facilities in place.

The state Principal Secretary (Health) and the Malda District Magistrate have to reply to the NHRC in six weeks.

A complaint filed based on a media report alleged that the women were left outside the health centre for recuperation, after they were sterilised at a camp in Malda district’s Manikchak village. Instead of keeping them under the observation, as is mandatory, the authorities sent some of them home on  rickshaws.

The complainant demanded a high-level enquiry into the incident, action against the erring doctors and compensation to the women.

‘Teacher beats 12-yr-old to death’

Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report that a 12-year-old was beaten to death by his teacher in Pakaridayal area of East Champaran district, the National Human Rights Commission has asked the Bihar DGP to submit a detailed report in two weeks.

On February 2, the residential school teacher allegedly thrashed the boy when a cricket ball he had hit damaged his bicycle. When boy was taken to a local hospital with grievous injuries, doctors declared him brought dead. Though an FIR had been lodged against the owner of the school and his son, the accused teacher was yet to be identified.

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