New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today sought a report from the Tamil Nadu government on the Sivakasi fire tragedy that claimed 39 lives. The Commission issued a notice to state Chief Secretary asking him to submit the report within four weeks on the September five incident.
“The Commission registered this case on the basis of a media report forwarded by an NGO representative Anup Kumar Srivastava. Another complaint was sent by human rights activist R H Bansal,” a Commission spokesperson said.
Reportedly, he said, about 90 per cent fireworks of the country are made in Sivakasi but no adequate safety measures have been ensured by the government there.
The complainants have requested a detailed enquiry in the matter and adequate compensation to the victims and families of the deceased, he added.