NHRC notice to Delhi govt on Blueline deaths

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New Delhi, Nov 13 (UNI) Taking a serious note on the 'Blueline deaths' in the capital, the National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Delhi government seeking details on the issue within four weeks.

Issuing the notice on November 2, on a petition filed by former Union Minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel, the NHRC has asked the Chief Secretary, Government of NCT Delhi, to sumbit 'requisite informtion' on the 97 deaths caused by Blueline buses in Delhi since January.

The constitutional body also threatened to take appropriate action against them in case of default.

The directive was made on a complaint by Mr Goel on October 26 when he led a march to the NHRC chairman Justice S Rajendra Babu to apprise him of the 'denial' of the 'right to live' and 'right to freedom' under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution to the people of Delhi -- which was also a human right.

Gleaming over his 'success', the BJP leader today demanded that Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit resign in view of the directive issued by the NHRC which showed that her government had failed to protect the constitutional rights of the people.

He said the Bluelines had become a theat to the lives of people in Delhi and they should be replaced by a proper, safe and viable option.

UNI

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