NHRC seeks report from MP govt on ragging case
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Last Updated: Friday, May 27, 2011, 20:47
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.

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 educational institutions.

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 time.


First Published: Friday, May 27, 2011, 20:47

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