Srinagar March 16 : The National Human Rights Commission NHRC on Tuesday Directed the Chairperson of Road Transport and Highways -NHAI for apporate action in regard with bad road conditionon NH44 Jammu -Srinagar particularly at Ramban while commission also directed the District Magistrate Ramaban look into the allegations that leads death of two kupwara based travellers on 24th of January 2021
The complaint filed by Rights Activist Rasikh Rasool before the National Human Rights commission in respect of Shabir Ahmad Mir and Majid Gulzar Mir ,was placed before the Commission on 16/03/2021. Upon perusing the complaint, the Commission directed as follows:
In this case, the Commission has received a complaint from Rasikh Rasool,stating that the national highway No.44 is in a bad condition and particularly the stretch which connects Jammu and Kashmir regions of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir is dangerous for the travellers. There have been a number of deaths on this road due to accidents and landslide etc.
The complainant has mentioned that two persons Shabir Ahmed Mir and Majid Gulzar Mir have died of Hypothermia on NH 44 in Ramban District after heavy snowfall. It has been written that no assistance or shelter was provided to the two youth when they sought help, leading to their untimely demise.
The Commission has perused the complaint. Two issues have been raised by the complainant. First, two persons have died on the highway and they were allegedly not provided any assistance by the authorities. The Commission finds it appropriate to forward a copy of the complaint to the District Magistrate, Ramban, Jammu and Kashmir to look into the allegaions levelled by the complainant.
For action on the second issue regarding bad condition of the road, the Commission directs to transmit a copy of the complaint to the Chairman,Road Transport and Highways National Highways Authority of India, Dwarka, New Delhi for taking appropriate action at their end with regard to condition of the National Highway 44, particlularly in the Banihal area of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier on 24th of January 2021 Rights Activist Rasikh Rasool filed complaint before Human Rights Commission alleged that death of two travellers caused due to negligence of J&K Government and negligence of NHAI.