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Namatara Firing Issue: NHRC asks SP to act within 8 Weeks

NHRCBhubaneswar, June 5: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed Superintendent of Police of Kendrapada to take necessary action in Namatara police firing and lathi charge case.

Acting on the complaint of rights activist Akhand, the Commission has order the district police “to take appropriate action within 8 weeks and to inform the complainant of the action taken in the matter.”

Odisha Police fired bullets upon some women who were demanding to close a wine shop in Namatara village under Kendrapara .On 8 March, the day of International Women Day, hundreds of women gathered  and organised protest rally in front of  a liquor shop at around 12 0’lock.  Police reached at the spot and started firing and resumed lathi charge. Several people were injured in the police action.

“They have several times organised dharana, protest rally and submitted memorandum to the district collector to cancel the license of the liquor shop. But all was in vain”, alleged Akhand.