The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on 20 August 2013 issued notice to State Government of Odisha to file its reply on an application that has called for an inquiry into the Kulda Mine Dumpyard Mishap. NHRC has asked the Chief Secretary of Odisha to file the reply on the application.
Eleven persons were killed when a coal dump of the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited caved in near an open cast mine in Sundargarh district on 10 August 2013. As per the reports available, the incident took place, when some people were digging the dumpyard in search of coal.
The application has alleged human rights violation in Public Sector Unit and claimed that the unit had not taken adequate preventive measures for the safety of the people.
When: 20 August 2013