NHRC sends notifications to Telangana Government, Ministry of Education, UGC

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New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to the Telangana government, the Union Ministry of Education and the UGC over the alleged rampage and abuse at Hyderabad University.

The commission has also issued a notice to the chief secretary of Telangana demanding a report on the matter within six weeks.

“It should include a report on the actions taken and the reasons why the institution prima facie has not taken adequate steps to prevent the detonation in accordance with the University Grants Commission and the UGC Ordinance and the measures taken or proposed to punish the perpetrators, abettors and accomplices of the looting incident by attracting punishment under the UGC Act under,” the NHRC said in a statement.

The Commission took good cognizance of the media reports that on November 1, 2022, a group of students blasted, brutally assaulted a BBA LLB 1st year student in the hostel of IBS College, Shankarpally, Hyderabad.

The victim had reportedly approached the college management, but they did not react quickly. The police registered the case only on November 11, 2022 based on the e-mail sent by the victim.

The commission has found that the content of the media, if true, amounts to violations of the victim’s human rights due to the sheer negligence, lack of oversight and inherent failure of the college administration to ensure the safety of every student. on the IBS College campus, the statement added.

The Telangana police chief was also served with a notice about the status of a criminal case registered against all the attackers and the teaching/non-teaching staff of the concerned college, according to a news report.

A notice has also been sent to Secretary, Union Ministry of Education and Secretary, UGC to submit reports on effective implementation of Raghavan Committee recommendations on “Menace of Exploding Educational Institutions and Measures to Contain It”. The Supreme Court of India confirmed to educational institutions across the country, the NHRC said.





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