The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a show-cause notice to Madhya Pradesh chief secretary regarding the non-payment of suitable compensation to Ratlam nursing students who were allegedly forced into a prostitution racket by chief medical superintendent and other staff of Ujjain's RD Gardi Nursing College.
On October 28, 2013, 14 students of Sardar Patel College of Nursing had lodged a complaint against the chief medical superintendent and others for forcing them into a prostitution racket.
"As the report of investigation shows that there was prima facie violation of human rights to life and dignity of the trainee nurses by the authorities of the nursing college which must be either belonging to the state government or getting financial aid/grant from the government. So, the state government is prima facie liable to compensate the victims for the violation of human rights," the NHRC noted.
The commission has also given the chief secretary six weeks to explain what departmental action has been taken against the "delinquent doctors and staff."