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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has censured Delhi Police over a girl with a plastered leg being dragged in a court complex, saying the dignity of women must be upheld.

‘The commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports alleging that a young girl having plaster in her leg was dragged by police personnel in a ghastly manner, instead of using a wheelchair at the Karkardooma court premises in Delhi,’ an NHRC statement said.

Upholding the dignity and rights of women is of prime importance and the state functionaries have to lead by example in this endeavour, the commission noted.

‘Women’s rights and their dignity cannot be compromised under any circumstances and if the contents of media reports are true, then it’s a serious issue of human rights violation of the young girl,’ the statement said.

The commission has issued a notice to Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta, calling for a report in the matter within two weeks.

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