NHRC Notice to Odisha Govt On migrant Man Carrying Wife’s Body On Shoulder

Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an Action Report from the Odisha Chief Secretary on a poor migrant worker who carried his wife’s body on his shoulder from the neighboring state Andhra Pradesh to Koraput.

The apex legal body on February 10 asked the Secretary General to report on the actions taken within four weeks. This event is a re-enactment of the famous Kalahandi Dana Majhi event.

This is a truly heartwarming story of a true lover who not only loves, but tries his best to save himself, ultimately taking his wife’s body from one state to another for help.

Human rights activist Radhakanta Tripathi drew the attention of India’s Apex Human Rights Council, saying that poor migrant worker Samulu Pangi took the body of his wife Ide Guru (30) to her original place in Sorada village for the last time on February 8. Pottangi block of Odisha Koraput district to perform his last rites.

The series of events prove that human rights are violated both during life and after death. Pangi had admitted his ailing wife at Sangivalasa Hospital in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.

However, the doctor there said he was not responding to the treatment and advised him to return home, about a hundred kilometers away.
Although he hired an auto-rickshaw, after a few kilometers the driver refused to continue. Having no choice, Pangi carried his wife’s body on his shoulders.

Due to the lack of medical facilities at Koraput, atrocious behavior in hospitals in Andhra Pradesh and the language barrier for Pangi for the police, the devotee experienced a lot.

The government should be held accountable for not taking adequate action to help them in their plight. Tripathi said migrant workers who work for low wages, often below the minimum wage, lose their livelihoods without their employers noticing because of inadequate labor law enforcement and investigations and prosecutions. states and Government of India.

Tripathi described the incident as a serious failure of the Administration due to the violation of the basic rights of citizens and the negligence and indifference of the state, pointing out that the facts show the real reality of the society, economy, politics and government is flawed. . remote places and among vulnerable people.

The Petitioner highlighted the issues related to migrant workers from the state of Odisha and particularly from Kalahandi, Bolangir, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Naupada, Nabarangpur, Baragarh, Jharsuguda and Gajapati.

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