NHRC notice to HRD Secy, T’gana CS
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday raised “serious concern” over action against Hyderabad Central University (HCU) students and issued notices to the top Union HRD and Telangana government officials.
The Commission observed that the “arbitrary act and high handedness” of senior university officials, police and administrative officers, as reported in media, raise “serious concerns towards safety and security of the students”.
The NHRC issued the notices taking suo motu cognizance of reports that there is an “emergency-like” situation in HCU and there is no water, electricity, food, internet services and ATMs are out of order. Notices have been issued to Union HRD Secretary, Telangana Chief Secretary and the Hyderabad Police Commissioner, calling for reports in the matter within one week. “No one can be deprived of basic amenities like water, food and electricity by wilful act of the state,” it noted.