ICDR filed a Report asking Rehabilitation of Damu Nagar Victims with Maharastra HRC

ICDR along with local lawyers has filed a report with Maharashtra Human Rights Commission on February 17, 2016, asking for rehabilitation of those affected 1200 families in Damu Nagar. The Government of Maharashtra has not taken any efforts to rehabilitate the affected families of Damu Nagar. We seek justice for the 1200 affected families. This complaint is against Fire Department, Government of Maharashtra, Gas agency providers in the Damu Nagar area. This matter is not pending before a Court / Tribunal / other. On December 8, 2015, over 25 gas cylinders exploded and 2000 huts burnt to the ground, killing two persons and injuring 12. This incident affected around 1,200 families. 90% of the people affected are Dalits. On December 19, 2015, Swati Sawant, Esq. and Advocate Gajanan Lasure, Mumbai High Court visited the spot and met injured ICDR submitted Report HRC people as well as the deceased persons’ family and also interviewed affected people in this incident.

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