District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said a report has been sent to the Uttar Pradesh government about relief measures taken for the victims living in camps.

The state government had sought a report from district authorities to present its reply in the Apex Court in connection with a case filed by an NGO about alleged lack of proper measures for riot victims in relief camps, the hearing for which is fixed on January 21, Sharma said.

Many NGOs have criticized Akhilesh Yadav-led government for the alleged failure to provide proper rehabilitation for those living in relief camps which had reportedly led to deaths.

Several persons died in the district between September 7 and December 20 last year as the winter chill was increasing. Over 10 children died in the camps, while more than 20 died in hospitals or nursing homes where they were taken for medical treatment.

(Agencies)

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