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Quota row: NHRC seeks report on police action

The allegations, if found true, would raise a serious issue of violation of human rights.

india Updated: May 16, 2006 15:52 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Taking a serious view of the police action on medical students in Delhi and Mumbai, the NHRC on Tuesday sought a report from police in the matter.

The commission also appealed to the Indian Medical Association, the Delhi Medical Association and the striking doctors to resume duties in the interest of the poor and ailing patients, an NHRC spokesperson said.

"The NHRC has called for a factual report from the Police Commissioners in Delhi and Mumbai in respect of the unprovoked lathicharge on students in these places," she said.

The Commission has noted that if the allegations of police excesses are true, it raises a serious issue of violation of human rights.

The NHRC has given a time of two weeks to the Delhi and Mumbai Police to submit the report.

First Published: May 16, 2006 15:52 IST