The NHRC sought for an action taken report within a period of four weeks including the steps taken by the State for curbing the menace of human sacrifices, murders arising out of sorcery, black magic and witchcraft.
Snakebite deaths alone accounted for more than 40 per cent of the total disaster deaths with the cases more than doubled to 1,159 in 2021 from 522 in 2015 mainly due to shortage of anti-snake venom stocks in the government-run-health facilities
The rights panel took cognizance of a petition filed by lawyer and rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy and sought replies from the authorities concerned within four weeks on preventive, compensatory and rehabilitative action.
The Calcutta High Court on Friday rejected a proposal from the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) to appoint an independent observer for the July 8 panchayat polls in West Bengal.
Neither the Central Government nor the State Governments/Union Territories have come forward with a scheme for its implementation and for the benefit of the various sections of the society, said NHRC in its order.
The apex rights panel passed the order seeking compliance reports within eight weeks in this regard on a petition filed by rights activist and lawyer Radhakanta Tripathy.
The apex rights panel asked both the state governments to ensure that immediate appropriate action as per the extant rules, laws and schemes is taken in the matter without any further delay.
Integration of education practices with the larger curriculum objectives of problem-solving, organizing data, etc. should be done.