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NHRC team visits Jamia Millia Islamia University to record statements of injured students

A team of NHRC headed by SSP Meerut Manzil Saini. File photo   | Photo Credit: Nagara Gopal

A National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) team on Tuesday visited the Jamia Millia Islamia University to record statements of the students who were injured during the police action on the campus last month.

After sending a team to probe the violence on Jamia Millia Islamia campus, the rights panel has decided to further investigate the case till January 17, sources said.

On Tuesday, around 35-40 students were present to record their statements with the NHRC, which has deputed a team led by its Senior Superintendent of Police, Manzil Saini, to conduct an inquiry to know whether incidents in the varsity involved violation of human rights.

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“After conducting an on-spot inquiry, NHRC has decided to further probe the Jamia university incident. The rights panel team will conduct this investigation from January 14 to January 17,” a source said.

According to the NHRC, it had received complaints in December alleging illegal detention of students by police and denial of legal and medical access to injured students at the police station, following which it had registered a case and deputed a probe team.

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