NHRC takes note of ragging in NOIDA school, seeks report

Commission has issued notices to UP chief secretary, district magistrate and senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, calling for reports within four weeks

GN Bureau | May 12, 2016


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 The National Human Rights Commission [NHRC] has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that two students of class XI, studying in Delhi Public School (DPS), NOIDA were beaten mercilessly by their 17 seniors for protesting against ragging and reporting the matter to the school authorities.

The media reports on May 11 said that the incident happened when the boys were returning after dinner to their hostel on May 8.
 
Observing that the incident raises issue of serious violation of right to life and dignity of the young students, the commission has issued notices to the chief secretary, government of Uttar Pradesh, district magistrate and senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, calling for reports within four weeks, said a press release.
 
The commission also observed that ragging has been banned in the educational institutions and certain guidelines on recommendations of the Raghvan Committee have been issued in this regard. The apex court has also referred to ragging as an ugly scar, which is required to be obliterated from the face of educational institutions. The school authorities are legally bound and responsible to ensure protection of students from the menace of ragging.
 
The press release said that even after the May 8 incident, the school management first tried to persuade the parents of the victims not to file a report with police.

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