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National Human Rights Commission team reaches Sandeshkhali to hold on-spot inquiry

A large number of women at Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district have accused TMC leader Shajahan Sheikh and his supporters of 'land-grab and sexual assault'

PTI Calcutta Published 23.02.24, 11:57 AM
The river-bounded Sandeshkhali II block has been witnessing mass protests over these allegations.

The river-bounded Sandeshkhali II block has been witnessing mass protests over these allegations. PTI

An NHRC team on Friday reached West Bengal's Sandeshkhali to ascertain facts by an on-spot inquiry into allegations of violation of human rights there.

A large number of women at Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district have accused Trinamul Congress leader Shajahan Sheikh and his supporters of "land-grab and sexual assault".

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The river-bounded Sandeshkhali II block has been witnessing mass protests over these allegations.

The National Human Rights Commission team reached Sandeshkhali via Dhamakhali ferry ghat, after crossing the Kalagachi river by boat, a senior police official said.

The team is scheduled to ascertain facts by holding an on-spot inquiry into the allegations of violation of human rights in the restive area.

The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of print and electronic media reports that in Sandeshkhali, innocent and impoverished women have been allegedly harassed and sexually assaulted.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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