SHRC visits flood affected villages in Gadag District

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Gadag, Karnataka, Dec 20 (UNI) Emotions reached the zenith at Kurlageri and Menasagi villages of Gadag district, when members of State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) visited these flood affected villages today.

Villagers were so much upset that they even attempted to manhandle district Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mohsin and virtually beat the Village Accountant accompanying the SHRC members.

However, timely intervention by the police and local leaders the situation was brought under control and the members Justice B Parthasarathi and Justice R H Reddy went round the villages and talked to the villagers on the relief provided. They also inspected the makeshift sheds set up at these villages.

In Kurlageri village about 20 families, who had lost their houses in the flash floods during September last, were kept in a make shift shed measuring only 15'X 50', while around two hundred people were provided with make shift sheet sheds at Menasagi village.

Most of the flood victims complained to the SHRC members about inadequate compensation paid to them ranging from Rs 1500 to Rs 5000.

At one stage, in Menasagi two former Congress legislators and the Bharatiya Janata Party engaged in a verbal exchange and later even attempted to hit each other. The members left both legislators to fight each other and moved to another lane of the village to inspect the condition of the affected villagers.

Later, talking to newsmen SGRC members said they would submit their report in a couple of days after receiving a report from the Deputy Commissioner.

UNI

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