The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) served notice on the Ministry for Human Resource Development on the reported suicides of 49 students of the residential Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) over five years.
Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report that 49 students had committed suicide on JNV campuses from 2013 to 2017, the NHRC asked the Secretary of the Ministry for a report in six weeks.
According to the report, half of the 49 students belonged to Dalit or tribal communities, and the majority were boys.