After 7 months of the video footage released showing police atrocities in the Delhi’s JMI, the NHRC released its report. The video footage showed uniformed police personnel thrashing students inside Jamia Millia Islamia University.
The letter provided by the NHRC directed Delhi government to give compensation to injured students. The NHRC also provided directions to SN Srivastava and Arun Kumar to recognise members of the force captured in the CCTV footage. SN Srivastava is the Delhi Police Commissioner and Arun Kumar is the Director-General of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
The report further said that the students were protesting against the CAA without any permission without the university and police.
“The protest dated 15.12.2019 of students was not peaceful as they claimed,” NHRC stated.
Top brass of the Delhi Police and the RAF have also been advised to ensure that the force is sensitized and special training modules are carried out to inculcate professionalism in handling such law and order situations, reported India Today.
In addition, the NHRC has asked the Delhi Police Commissioner to ensure that Special Investigation Team (SIT) of its Crime Branch probe all related cases on merit and in a time-bound manner by identifying and arresting the real perpetrators of the violent protest. Commissioner SN Shrivastava has also been directed to expedite the administration enquiry into alleged atrocities by police inside the library building of Jamia Millia Islamia University on December 15 of last year.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Cyber and Technology) is conducting this inquiry. NHRC urges in its reports, the DPC and other senior officials to built a robust intelligence gathering system to make sure that they are better prepared to prevent such incidents in the future.
To the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and other authorities of the JMI University, NHRC has recommended the establishment of a mechanism to help them communicate with the student fraternity better “so that they are not influenced by outsiders”.