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UP guv Naik says govt needs to act on human rights panel report on Kairana issue

Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik on Friday said the state government needed to take cognisance of the National Human Rights Commission report that said many families had “migrated” from Kairana due to threats pertaining to “increase in crime”.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2016 19:28 IST
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Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik in Ghaziabad for a public event in March 2016. (Sakib Ali /HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik on Friday said the state government needed to take cognisance of the human rights commission report that said many families had “migrated” from Kairana due to threats pertaining to “increase in crime” and “deterioration” of law-and-order situation there.

“It is the responsibility of the UP government to take cognisance of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)’s report on Kairana exodus and take appropriate action,” he told reporters in Vrindavan.

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The NHRC had on September 21 issued a notice to the chief secretary and state director general of police to submit within eight weeks an action taken report on the observations and recommendations of the team which had found that many families “migrated” from Kairana.

The governor, who was in Vrinadavan for the inauguration of the Nivedita nurses hostel in Ramkrishna Mission hospital, however, refused to reply to queries on the performance of the Samajawadi Party government.

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“Since the UP Assembly elections are approaching, therefore as the head of the state, it would not be proper for me to comment on the performance of the present state government,” Naik said, adding that people of the state would express their views in the polls.

Naik also condemned the recent terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri that left 18 soldiers dead and several others injured.

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