Bhubaneswar, Oct 25 (LocalWire): The National Human Rights Commission has expressed its displeasure over the lax attitude of the Bhadrak district administration in submitting a report on the protection and promotion of the Eram Raktatirtha.
The Eram Raktatirtha is considered as the second Jallianwala Bagh where 29 persons were killed by the British forces on September 28, 1942.
The petitioner, Radhakanta Tripathy, has also asked the NHRC to help the descendants of the martyrs of Raktatirtha.
After hearing the petition on October 16, the rights panel has warned of action against the district collector if he does not submit the report within 4 weeks.
The next hearing has been scheduled for November 23. Tripathy had filed the petition on March 31, 2014, for the protection and promotion of Raktatirtha, Eram.
Bhadrak MP Manjulata Mandal also recently raised this issue in Parliament and asked for the national tourist spot tag to be accorded to Eram.