New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the defense ministry over the safety risk posed to the general public due to army ammunition stockpile present in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.
NHRC took suo motu cognizance of a media report and directed the defense secretary to respond with a factual report in two weeks on the issue.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the human rights body said there was a risk of spontaneous combustion of thousands of unexploded and rejected bombs that were buried in and awaiting disposal at in Jabalpur.
The factory is located in a densely populated area.
The contents of the press report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of the right to life and right to health of the workers and local residents.
According to the media reports, Jabalpur city happens to be quake-prone and the danger can be huge given the reports of sporadic explosions in the said premises in the last few years, the statement added. (IANS) (Picture Courtesy:kashmirhorizon)