South Asians for Human Rights

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued on Tuesday a notice to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik over the alleged police excesses against students and journalists outside Ramjas College on February 22.

During a clash between different student groups outside the Delhi University college last week, police allegedly attacked a female student and took away cameras from the journalists who were reporting the incident. 

“Allegedly, some journalists, covering clashes, were slapped, punched and kicked by the policemen. The Commission has taken on record complaints as well as media reports making similar allegations including threats to some students on social media (sic),” the NHRC said in a statement.

Acting on the complaints and media reports, the Commission asked Mr. Patnaik to submit a detailed report on the matter within four weeks.

Updated On: FEBRUARY 28, 2017