New Delhi, May 12: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has announced that it will be sending a team to investigate complaints of large scale violence in village Bhatta Parsaul and other nearby areas in Greater NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh.
The NHRC said in a statement on Thursday that its team would carry out an on the spot inquiry in the matter.
The commission said that it had received several complaints about police brutality on farmers who were demanding more compensation for land acquired by the state government.
It said that it was disturbed to hear of incidents of stone pelting of government officials by the agitating farmers, and police personnel tresspassing the villagers’ houses, outraging women’s dignity and burning of crops.
The agitation in the village and nearby areas has acquired a political twist, with leaders of various parties professing to be champions of farmers, the poor and women. Some of the leaders have courted arrest and gone on day long hunger strikes. Others are leading demonstrations across the state, and threatened to block all routes leading into the region.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has called on the central government to pass the land acquisition bill in parliament at the earliest to end such disputes and controversies. It has blamed the central government for the present disturbance in the state. (ANI)