Mon. Oct 26th, 2020

COVID19 LOCKDOWN: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SHOWCASES GOA GOVT FOR DEPLOYING PARAMILITARY FORCES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

The Goa human rights commission on Monday took cognizance of deployment of central industrial security force (CISF) in Goa during the lockdown period to tackle Covid-19 crisis and sought replies from the Union and state government on April 1. The Commission issued notice to the government and posted the matter for hearing on April 1 on a complaint filed by activist Kashinath Shetye and six others.

The complainants claimed that deployment could lead to uncontrolleable civil unrest if hungry citizens are dealt with by CISF. During the hearing on Monday assistant solicitor general of India, Pravin Faldessai assured the commission that proper care and caution would be taken to avoid incidents of violence.

The complaint has sought for guidelines to be framed to prevent brutality and merciless beating without interrogation/ verifying, especially when the government notified that one person per family can go to the grocery shop and purchase daily essentials.

People are on the roads on account of lack of clarity and confusion due to constantly changing announcements about supply of essential commodities and services, with no real systematic access to food. Their anxiety and desperation levels are high, the activists stated in their complaint. The activists state that there is no riot-like situation in the state but a medical emergency.

2 thoughts on “COVID19 LOCKDOWN: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SHOWCASES GOA GOVT FOR DEPLOYING PARAMILITARY FORCES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

  1. No proper arrangements or intimation .. just lock people in without proper access to food or medication. Do you really expect us to support you?

  2. Police treats common man like criminals. It is CM’s fault for not arranging home delivery of essential commodities for ppl. Why should anyone go out if they get proper food ? Lack of planning nd common sense led to this situation. Prices of essential commodities r also very high nd government is doing nothing about it. In fact, now prices should be less priced as ppl r not working.

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