NSHRC asks DGP to submit report on student assault in one week
DIMAPUR — The Nagaland State Human Rights Commission (NSHRC) has taken cognisance of the alleged assault of a 19-year-old college student by an anti-vehicle theft squad (AVTS) of Nagaland Police on Jan. 29.
The victim, identified as Moalong Jamir is a 2nd semester, BA Mass Communication student of Tetso College, located in Sovima.
The commission has asked the Deputy General of Police to submit a report within one week, it said in a press release on Feb. 9.
Highlighting its activities and efforts to ensure that human rights are promoted and their violations prevented, the commission informed that it would been touring remote areas of the state beginning from Mon and Longleng district during the third week of February.
“During the tour, anyone is welcome to meet the members of the Commission for interaction or submission of any complaints relating to violation of their human rights. During the visit, the Commission will visit police stations, jails, hospitals, health centres and public distribution centres besides interacting with CSOs including Church leaders and govt, officials,” it said.
Such visits or tours will continue during the coming months, it added.
Testso College extends solidarity
In a separate statement, the Tetso College community expressed concern and strong resentment over the “the use of excessive force on Moalong Jamir resulting in multiple serious physical injuries and mental trauma.”
We believe that the use of excessive force is uncalled for in any situation towards a member of the student community, it said, while seeking intervention from the appropriate authority to ensure that such acts are prevented from further occurrence.
“We believe every citizen has the right for their safety and security without the need or fear of demanding for it in adverse circumstances,” it said, while extending support and solidarity to Jamir and his family.
We also call for a just and peaceful resolution and understanding towards the entire incident, it added.