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UP Government constituted a high-level committee to look into the issue of death in relief camps

Dec 14, 2013 10:40 IST

The Uttar Pradesh Government on 13 December 2013 set up a high-level committee to look into the issue of deaths of children in relief camps set after the Muzaffarnagar riots.  The committee will be headed by the Commissioner of Meerut and have district magistrates of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli, and Chief Medical officers of these districts as members.

The commissioner would be free to nominate any other person as the member of the committee. The committee has been asked to submit its report by 18 December 2013.

The main objective of the committee is to prove the facts about the number of relief camps in existence in the district and the number of people staying in them. The Committee will also probe the facts related to the deaths of the children.

As per the writs filed, a list of 39 names of deceased people has been given to check them. He committee will also find out the shortcomings in the relief works and arrangements made in the camps to fight with the chilling winters. IT will also review the medical services, which are provided in the camps in Muzaffarnagar and provide aids in case it is required.

The Supreme Court of India has taken a serious note of over 40 children as per reported in the relief camps and has directed the Government of Uttar Pradesh to immediately take remedial measures.


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