NHRC’s message to the Haryana government on the death of 4 people during the septic tank cleaning process

New Delhi: According to media reports, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has lost four workers in Rohtak, Haryana, on June 26 cleaning the pump in a rainwater tank near the meat market.
An FIR was registered against public health engineering (PHE) on complaint of the victim’s brother that the security devices were not provided to them.
The Commission has sent communications to the Secretary-General, the Government of Haryana, and the Deputy Commissioner, Rohtak, Haryana, containing a detailed report on the matter, including the state of the investigation of the FIR registered in the matter and the state of payment of the compensation to the next of calls relatives of the deceased workers and measures to their rehabilitation.
The Commission has found that the media reports, if applicable, raise the serious question of violations of the right to health and the right to life of the four cleaners. It is worrying that, despite instructions from the Supreme Court of India and an institution such as the National Human Rights Commission, innocent lives are lost because the authorities forcing workers to enter the hazardous water tank / septic tank without safety devices are inactive or negligent.
Furthermore, in its decision in Safai Karamchari Andolan u. A. Against UOI u. 10 lakh should be given to the family of the deceased.
The Apex Court gave further instructions for their rehabilitation. The state instruments are constitutionally obliged to ensure the safety of persons who are required to carry out dangerous activities.
According to media reports released today, June 27, 2019, public health department officials have been granted 304 IPC sections 7, 9, and 22 of the Employment Prohibition Manual Recruitment and Rehabilitation Act. 2013 and Section 3 of the SC and the ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
It was reported that PHE officials were informed of the presence of poison gas on the line. The victims had also demanded safety devices. The same thing was not provided to them. Family members have claimed compensation, employment, or family benefits from relatives.

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