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NHRC issues notice to MP govt after police allegedly strip, thrash farmers

ANI
Published : Oct 6, 2017, 1:27 pm IST
Updated : Oct 6, 2017, 1:27 pm IST

The NHRC has asked the Chief Secretary and DGP of Madhya Pradesh to file a report in the matter within four weeks.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Police in Tikamgarh allegedly locked up farmers and forced them to strip after they staged a protest against the state government. (Photo: DC)
 Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Police in Tikamgarh allegedly locked up farmers and forced them to strip after they staged a protest against the state government. (Photo: DC)

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to Madhya Pradesh government a day after a group of farmers were allegedly detained, stripped and beaten up by the police in Tikamgarh district of the state.

Farmers were returning from a protest that sought drought-hit status for the Tikamgarh district.

 

The NHRC has asked the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) of Madhya Pradesh to file a report in the matter within four weeks.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Police in Tikamgarh allegedly locked up farmers and forced them to strip after they staged a protest against the state government.

Meanwhile, the Tikamgarh Police has denied that the farmers were beaten and said that a probe into the matter has been initiated.

Tags: farmer protests, national human rights commission, madhya pradesh govt, police strip farmers
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