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NHRC notice to Bengal over hunger deaths

Posted on Aug 11 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 11 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday asked West Bengal to explain 1,000 starvation deaths in tea gardens of the state.

"A notice has been issued to the chief secretary, government of West Bengal, calling upon him to submit a detailed report in the matter within four weeks," said an NHRC statement.

According to news reports, nearly 1,000 people died due to malnutrition in three closed tea gardens in Jalpaiguri district and two in Alipurduar district.

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