NHRC notice to UP over alleged beating of disabled people

The NHRC on Friday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh authorities over the alleged beating up of disabled people by police at Bijnore collectorate. It called for a report on the matter within two weeks.

New Delhi: The NHRC on Friday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh authorities over the alleged beating up of disabled people by police at Bijnore collectorate. It called for a report on the matter within two weeks.

Taking note of a media report which said that a superintendent of police (SP) brutally beat people with disabilities, who were protesting outside the collectorate on July 22, the NHRC issued notices to Uttar Pradesh`s chief secretary and police chief.

"The commission has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights," the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said in a statement.

According to the media report, a group of disabled people went to the collectorate to present a memorandum in support of their eight demands, including increase in disability pension and relaxation in gas and electricity connections.