Monday, August 17, 2015

NHRC ASKS B’NGIR DM FOR PERSONAL APPEARANCE Monday, 17 August 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

NHRC ASKS B’NGIR DM FOR PERSONAL APPEARANCE
Monday, 17 August 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has summoned the Balangir district Collector-cum-Magistrate for personal appearance on September 24, 2015 along with requisite report over the latter’s failure to comply with the commission’s repeated directions over assault of a girl student by a residential school night watchman.

“In case the report is received on or before September 17, 2015 the personal appearance of the Balangir District Magistrate shall stand dispensed with,” stated the latest order of the commission.Angul-based Human Rights Watch secretary Sangita Swain has moved the apex human rights watchdog alleging that on November 18, 2013 three girl students of Kasturaba Goandi Girls’ Hostel in Kholan in Titilagarh block were sexually assaulted by night watchman Ratnakar Ghibela.


The petitioner alleged that though around 100 girls are staying in the residential school no lady warden/staff have been appointed to take care of them violating the Government guidelines.The petitioner urged the commission to initiate criminal/disciplinary action against the abetment concerned public authority and ensure a compensation of `5 lakh to the victim girls.
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