Saturday, March 26th, 2016

NHRC issues notice to Centre and State over emergency like situation in HCU

Narada Desk | March 26, 2016 6:44 am Print

12874126_1260239903992284_1933554300_oNational Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issues notices to Union HRD Secretary,  Telengana Chief Secretary and Police Commissioner Cyberabad over reports of emergency like situation in Hyderabad University

The NHRC, in a statement, said that it had taken “suo motu cognizance of media reports that there is an emergency like situation in Hyderabad University and there is no water, electricity, food, internet services and ATMs are out of order”.

Reportedly, there is heavy police presence in the Campus.

“The University students are under immense fear and trauma due to indiscriminate arrests of about 25 students and 2 faculty members”,the statement added.

The Commission has observed that the arbitrary act and high handedness of senior University officials as well as Police and Administrative officers, as reported in media, raise serious concerns towards safety and security of the students.

,The Commission called for reports in the matter within one week.”No one can be deprived of the basic amenities like water, food and electricity by willful act of the State” the commission added

On Thursday, the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission had issued a notice to the university, seeking a report from the vice chancellor by March 26 on a petition that alleged that the students’ human rights had been violated

  25 students and 2 faculty members of Hyderabad University were arrested in the evening on 23 rd March in connection with incidents of ransacking of the VC’s lodge and stone pelting on police personnel.