NHRC notice to Delhi on starvation deaths

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 18:10 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi government asking its chief secretary to reply within six weeks over alleged 1,027 starvation deaths in 12 years.

"Between the year 1999 and 2011, there were 1,027 deaths starvation in Delhi. The commission has issued a notice to the chief secretary of the Delhi government calling for a report in the matter within six weeks," said a statement from the NHRC.

"There was also a complaint which stated that 468 persons committed suicide due to their poor financial position in the same period," it added.

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