Students Unrest: Human Rights Commission Issues Notice to Delhi Police

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By Rakesh Raman

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India issued a notice on Tuesday to Delhi Police Commissioner.

The notice was issued on a complaint that police personnel attacked a female student and snatched cameras from media persons, who were recording the incident outside Ramjas College in Delhi University Campus on the 22nd February, 2017.

Last week, many people including journalists were injured in clashes between student groups at the college.

Human rights group Amnesty International India reported that the violent attacks were carried out by the members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to which Prime Minister Narendra Modi belongs.

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A seminar on ‘Cultures of Protest’ organised at the college was cancelled after members of the ABVP obstructed the event.

Allegedly, according to NHRC, some journalists, covering clashes, were slapped, punched and kicked by the policemen.

Meanwhile, the Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal has assured the chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, that a strict action will be taken against those who violate the law. However, Baijal did not specify how and when the action will be taken.

The Commission (NHRC) has taken on record complaints as well as media reports making similar allegations including threats to some students on social media.

The Commission has given the Delhi Police Commissioner four weeks to submit a detailed report in the matter.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government’s National award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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