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NHRC Seeks Accountability Following Tragic Airport Incident

In response to the tragic death of an 80-year-old man at Mumbai airport due to the unavailability of a wheelchair, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has demanded accountability from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The incident, if confirmed, underscores a serious violation of human rights, prompting the NHRC to request a detailed report from the DGCA within four weeks.

This report must include information on compensation provided to the victim’s next of kin and proposed measures to prevent such incidents in the future. The NHRC’s notice highlights the pressing need for improved standards of facilities at airports, particularly regarding passenger assistance services, to ensure the safety and well-being of all travelers.