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NHRC notice to Dispur on violence

The National Human Rights Commission issued notice to Dispur seeking a report on the deaths in violence over panchayat polls in the state.
In a statement, NHRC said that notice has been sent to home secretary, government of Assam, and DGP, who have been asked to submit a report on the matter within four weeks
The NHRC issued notice on a complaint after a media report appeared, alleging that 11 persons died in violent clashes over panchayat.
According to NHRC, out of the eleven, reportedly nine died in police firing and two in group clashes between the people who were opposed to the elections and those who supported it at different places.

The commission observed that the contents of the media report, if true, would raise a serious concern over violation of human rights.

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