Migrant Labourers: NHRC Takes Cognizance Of Mother Pulling Suitcase With Kid Sleeping On
Agra: Social media has been flooded with many heartbreaking visuals that captured the plight of the migrant workers as they journey across the country to their homes.
But one image of a little boy, too exhausted to walk, being dragged as he sleeps on a suitcase has sparked a range of reactions from across the country.
In the clip, it showed the sleeping child as his mother dragged the suitcase on a street in Agra, the group was walking from Punjab and travelling to Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, a distance that’s over 800 km.
National Human Rights Commisssion has taken suo moto cognizance of media reports that the migrant women was walkig all the way from Punjab to Uttar Pradesh.
The Commission has observed, it is strange that the pain of the child and the family could be seen and felt by many enroute, except the local authorities. The incident amounts to violation of human rights and requires intervention by the NHRC.
Accordingly, it has issued notices to the Chief Secretaries of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh and the District Magistrate, Agra, Uttar Pradesh calling for a detailed report within four weeks in the matter including the action taken against the responsible officials and relief provided to the victim families.