NHRC issues notice to Modi Govt over suicide of 49 JNV students


New Delhi, Jan 1: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued a notice to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) over the suicide of 49 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) between 2013-17.

In a notice to the HRD, the Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report regarding the deaths.

As per the report, among the 49 suicides, half were by Dalit and tribal students, and a majority of them were boys.

The NHRC has sought the government reply within six weeks.

“The Commission has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, cannot be ignored or overlooked as this reported pattern of suicides by so many students in JNVs might still increase, if not checked in time with appropriate measures”, it said.

“Expressing its serious concern over them, the Commission has issued a notice to the Secretary, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, calling for the following information within six weeks whether”.


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