NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission has ordered an on the spot enquiry into Alleged Inhuman Treatment with juveniles at Noida Juvenile Home.
The NHRC has asked its DIG Investigation to depute a team, headed by an officer of the rank of the Senior Superintendent of Police, for conducting spot investigation into the matter and submit a report within two weeks.
It has observed that the objective of a juvenile home is to guide the youngsters, found involved in criminal activities, towards the correct direction for introspection and improvement.
“…..the Noida juvenile home, instead of guiding the young juveniles to become a better citizen, is pushing them towards crime oriented activities by treating them in grossly negligent and cruel manner,” said NHRC in a statement.
“It has further observed that it is the duty of the state to take care of its citizens, especially, belonging to vulnerable classes like juveniles, when they are under its custody. The management of the home is not only subjecting the young juveniles to harassment but also inciting them to become accustomed criminals. Such inhuman treatment to the young inmates by the home authorities’ amounts to gross violation of human rights,” said NHRC.
According to the reports, on December 11, a 16 year old boy, recently released from the home, spent most of his detention worrying about how to organise cash to buy access to his family members on visitor days.
Not paying up could mean much worse than missing the meeting; it could be a simple beating at the hands of “seniors” on a lucky day. On bad ones, it would spell hours of torture, head-dunking in the wash basin or toilet pot, and one’s face being urinated upon, said NHRC.
Source : timesofindia