The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice, returnable in two weeks, to the Uttar Pradesh DGP on the reports that women were kicked and lathi-charged by the police during a protest in Ferozabad district.

The Commission was acting suo motu , based on the media reports, which stated that the incident happened when the women and others were protesting against the death of two persons in an accident at Village Rajopura, Matsena in Ferozabad.

The contents of the report, if true, amounted to serious violation of dignity of women and their human rights, the NHRC observed.