New Delhi: The National Human Rights
Commission has asked the Madhya Pradesh government to submit a
report within four weeks on the alleged incident of ragging of
students at a Bhopal institute at gun-point.
The NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report
alleging that some senior students of Bhopal Institute of
Technology College had ragged junior students.
The report claimed that some seniors had forcefully taken
away junior students from their residence at gun-point on the
night of May 16. According to the report, earlier the senior
students had invited the junior students to a party but they
refused to attend it.
"The juniors were brutally beaten up by the seniors in
order to teach them a lesson," the rights panel noted citing
The report further alleged that the matter was also
brought to the notice of the area police station in advance
but police did not take any action in the matter. However,
after the incident, they registered a case of simple beating.
The commission observed that the contents of the media
report, if true, raise serious issue of violation of the
guidelines issued by the Supreme Court and the University
Grants Commission on curbing the menace of ragging in higher
It issued notice to the Secretary, Education, government
of Madhya Pradesh and state Director General of Police to
submit a detailed report, fixing the responsibility for the
lapse, if any, on the part of the college authorities as well
as the police officials for not taking preventive action in