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Delhi High Court directs state to file a status report about the investigation over the attack on the students of Ramjas College, Delhi in Feb, 2017.

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17.05.2012 The Hon'ble Delhi High Court issued an order in the case of the attack on students of Ramjas College in Delhi by a group of people, directing the state to file a status report on the investigation in the case. The attack was carried out on 21.02.2017 during a peaceful seminar held at Ramjas College. The gathering was disrupted by a group of people who attacked the participating teachers along with the students and vandalized the property.

When the matter came up for hearing, the Hon’ble court expressed surprise over the fact that despite clear evidences (photos, videos) presented by the petitioners revealing the identities of the students who took law in their own hands and perpetrated the attack, no action had been taken so far. Standing counsel for the state submitted that the investigation was being carried out and all efforts were being made to identify the culprits. The court issued notice and directed the state to file a detailed status report before the next date of hearing.


The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a collective of lawyers and social activists dedicated to the use of the legal system to advance human rights in India and the sub-continent. HRLN collaborates with human rights groups, and grass-roots development and social movements to enforce the rights of poor marginalised people and to challenge oppression, exploitation and discrimination against any group or individual on the grounds of caste, gender, disability, age, religion, language, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and health, economic or social status. HRLN provides pro bono legal services, conducts public interest litigation, engages in advocacy, conducts legal awareness programmes, investigates violations, publishes 'know your rights' materials, and participates in campaigns. Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a division of the Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC). SLIC is a non-profit legal aid and educational organization, registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860, Indian Public Trust Act, 1950 and the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.


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HRLN is a division of the Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC). SLIC is a non-profit legal aid and educational organization, registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860, Indian Public Trust Act, 1950 and the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.