AHRC member in Goalpara and Kokrajhar
two-member AHRC member in Goalpara (left) and in Kokrajhar. Image credit - Northeast Now

A two-member team from the Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on Thursday visited Kokrajhar to take stock of the ground situation in the quarantine centres and the district jail.

The team included AHRC chairperson Justice T Vaiphei and member Deva Kumar Saikia.

The team earlier visited Goalpara, Dhubri and Bongaigaon districts.

During their Kokrajhar visit, the team inspected the Kokrajhar district jail and later visited the quarantine centres.

While talking to media persons on the occasion, Saikia said, “The visit is aimed taking stock of the Covid19 ground situation, the conditions of the quarantine centres and the district jails.”

Justice Saikia said, “Earlier, we received many complaints on the quarantine facilities and the food served in the quarantine centres. But the situation has improved a lot now.”

He complimented the state health department for their efforts in fighting Covid19 pandemic during the crisis period.

On visiting the jails, he said they are ensuring that the jail inmates are not facing any problem like absence of doctors and nurses.

On the increasing cases of mob lynching in the state, the AHRC member said they have seriously taken up the matters and making sure that the culprits involved are punished.

Our Goalpara Correspondent adds:  Two members of the AHRC visited the Goalpara district and took cognizance of the conditions of the quarantine centres and their management.

Justice T. Vaiphei, chairperson of the Commission along with member DK Saikia inspected the centres set up at the Women Development Centre, Mariyamnagar and St. Thomas school, Bhalukdubi.

They were also accompanied and guided on behalf of the district administration by deputy commissioner Varnali Deka.

It is learnt from the sources of the district administration that the Commission expressed their satisfaction over the management of the quarantine centres.

After the visit of the quarantine centres, the Commission members also went to the Goalpara district jail and verified whether the government rules are properly maintained or not.

However, sources revealed that the Commission expressed their satisfaction in regard to the management of the district jail also.

During the visit, the Commission interacted with both the jail inmates and quarantine centre inmates.

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