On Former VC’s Plea, NHCRC Directs MHA to take Call within 8 Weeks
Jammu, 15/June/2020: Taking cognizance of petition filed before the National Human Rights Commission of India by Dr Shazad Ahmed Malik, former Vice Chancellor of Sai Nath University and native of border district Poonch, while disposing of the plea, the bench headed of Ms Jyoti Kalra, member of the National Human Rights Commission directed the Union Home Secretary to take deemed appropriate action on the request of the petitioner and also associate the petitioner) and him within 8 weeks.
The appropriate directions, copy of which was recently received by Dr Shazad from NHRC, were passed by the National Human Rights Panel bench on 08/May/2020 while hearing the plea of the former Vice Chancellor dated 29/March/2020 wherein he had submitted that due to Corona pandemic All the schools, colleges and universities are closed in the country but many educational institutions in other parts of the country have started virtual and E. Classes for their students through the medium of Internet on different social media sites.
Pleading his case, Dr Shazad had also cited the example of the journalists of J & K that are also facing difficulties in performing their duties in absence of high speed internet facilities. His plea also cited Medical students/Doctors who also facing difficulties in accessing e.libraries, Law students and Lawyers also have become victim of this problem. But as in Jammu and Kashmir the government have restricted the high speed mobile internet facility therefore the students here in the U.T of J & K are not able to have access to these e.classes. “
The plea also reads that many educational institutions here in J & K and professors and teacher also want to replicate this model of smart classes using internet are also not able to do the same the reason is only one non availability of high speed mobile internet facility. Many religious preachers of different faiths wishes to start e.prayers here but due to internet speed not able to do so he had submitted before the NHRC.
In his petition he had also urged the commission to consider opening 4G internet speed district wise considering law and order situation of each district and also sought directions for the BSNL authorities for providing time bound internet broadband connections