Taking cognizance of a complaint alleging death of 1,027 people due to starvation in Delhi between the years 1999 and 2011, the National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued notice to Delhi Chief Secretary calling for a report within six weeks. The complainant had also alleged that during this period 468 persons committed suicide due to their poor financial position. Referring to a newspaper report, he had called for a high level enquiry in the matter to initiate steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

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