The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will soon visit the tribal hamlets to collect evidence on the piteous condition of tribal mothers.

 

NHRC has severely criticised Kerala Government for failing to support unwed mothers in the tribal hamlets in Wayanad district. It has decided to visit the district and collect evidence on the piteous condition of unwed mothers.

 

Asianet News report on unscientific development in the tribal hamlets was also considered by NHRC.

 

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There were 215 unwed mothers in the hamlets, and district administration had appointed 15 field officers to help them, said the district collector.

 

There was no record of the exact condition of these women and collector also agreed that it's a failure on their part.

 

A meeting held by the commission on the other day sympathised with the condition of these mothers and has decided to visit Wayanad in August, for taking evidence.

 

Congress leader Mathew Kuzhalnadan had approached NHRC in 2014 seeking a solution on the issue.

 

Responding to the intervention of NHRC, Minister A K Balan informed that the government would initiate measures to protect unwed mothers and their children.