A paramilitary personnel assists an elderly woman while a volunteer checks her body temperature before entering a polling station to cast her ballot during Phase 1 of West Bengal legislative election in Purulia district on March 27, 2021.
A paramilitary personnel assists an elderly woman while a volunteer checks her body temperature before entering a polling station to cast her ballot during Phase 1 of West Bengal legislative election in Purulia district on March 27, 2021.
DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP

The post poll violence created in West Bengal ever since the assembly results were out have led to political disturbance in the state since then. The ruling Trinmaool Congress party has been facing backlash from the opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party and governor Jagdeep Dhankar. While many of them have been facing atrocities post assembly polls and violence incidents being reported in many parts of the state, the National Human Rights Commission of India intervening in the matter on Sunday issued a notice inviting all the victims of the violence to meet and address their grievances to NHRC committee members.

The NHRC in its notice said that all members of public are informed that victims or Complainants, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, gender, ethnicity , political affiliation etc are most welcome to meet the NHRC or Committee Members and give their representations.

Those who are unable to come can send their complaints/petitions/supporting evidences and documents at the following e-mail ID: nhrcwrit142@gmail.com and or talk to the NHRC team member on the following mobile No.: 8826705906 and 8799712259.

A committee has been constituted by the chair person of the NHRC to look into the various cases, complaints, allegations of violations of human rights. The committee, headed by HM Shri Rajiv Jain, other Members of the Committee and several teams of NHRC have been touring various places of West Bengal and enquiring into veracity of these complaints and allegations.

In continuation of the same, few members of the Committee and of the NHRC teams will be available at 10 am tomorrow (June 28) for atleast three hours at the following address - Staff Officer Mess, 3d Signal Bn, CRPF, BN Block, Sector-V Saltlake.

On June 25, a delegation of NHRC team visited the residences of victims who were affected in the post-poll violence in North 24 Parganas' Jagatdal area. The team also interacted with locals and police in connection with the post-poll violence.

Earlier, on June 21, the National Human Rights Commission chairperson Justice (Retired) Arun Mishra has constituted a committee headed by former Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain to enquire into the complaints of post-poll violence in West Bengal.

The inquiry has been ordered in accordance with the orders of the High Court of Calcutta, NHRC officials said.

As per the orders of the High Court, the NHRC Committee shall examine all cases of post-poll violence in West Bengal, complaints about which have already been received in the National Human Rights Commission or which may be received.

Earlier, a four-member team deputed by the Ministry of Home Affairs visited the post-poll violence-affected areas. Several incidents of violence have been reported at various places after the declaration of the Assembly poll results on May 2.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal

www.freepressjournal.in