National Human Rights Commission notice to Madhya Pradesh government over alleged stripping of women hostellers

Nearly 50 female hostellers at Dr Hari Singh Gaur University were allegedly forced to remove their clothes to find the culprit who had thrown a used sanitary pad in a hostel corridor last week.

Published: 28th March 2018 01:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2018 01:40 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

BHOPAL: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued a notice to the Madhya Pradesh government after taking note of an alleged order to women hostellers of a central university to remove their clothes.

The rights panel's action came after the media highlighted the incident at Dr Hari Singh Gaur University in Sagar district, wherein nearly 50 female hostellers were allegedly forced to remove their clothes to find the culprit who had thrown a used sanitary pad in a hostel corridor last week.

Directing the state government and its Chief Secretary to reply within four weeks, the NHRC said that if media reports on the incident were true, it was tantamount to inhuman action and violation of the privacy of the women students.

A probe committee set up by the university Vice Chancellor is expected to submit a report on the incident by March 28.
 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp