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violating rights of Melauli protesting against IIT project

GOA: The Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) has called for reports from the chief secretary, director of Women and Child Development (DW&CD), superintendent of police (SP) north Goa and PI of Valpoi police station over the alleged violation of human rights of Melauli locals who were protesting against their land being allotted for a permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) project.
The notice to the DW&CD is in the light of transferring a person with disabilities from Murmune-Sattari to Quepem, a distance of more than 60km, because her husband allegedly is known to be active in opposing the project. The woman works as an anganwadi worker in the DW&CD block office Sattari and has been transferred to the block office Quepem with effect from July 13.

Gawda Kunbi Velip Dhangar (GAKUVED) federation on Monday in a letter to the chief minister, minister for tribal affairs and chairperson of Goa state commission for SC/ST referred to a circular which states that persons with disabilities must be preferably posted near their native place or a place of their choice to ensure equal opportunities and full participation in all development activities.