JNU ICC says sexual harassment case being probed, assures stringent action

JNU: The letter said that the ICC observes zero tolerance policy towards any kind of sexual harassment in the campus and endeavours to prevent it.

JNU ICC says sexual harassment case being probed, assures stringent action Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
Anu Parthiban | Jun 1, 2022 - 1:01 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday said that it has taken cognizance of a sexual harassment case reported to its office on May 27. The ICC said that an inquiry is ongoing and that it is committed to ensure “free, fast and fair trial”.

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In a letter, the committee said, “The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), JNU, has taken cognizance of a sexual harassment case reported to its office. As soon as the complaint was lodged and received on May 27, 2022, at 7:46 PM, the inquiry of the case was started following due process.”

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“ICC is committed to ensure free, fast and fair trial to the case and provide justice to the complainant. Stringent action will be taken against those found guilty,” it said.

The letter further said, “ICC observes zero tolerance policy towards any kind of sexual harassment in the campus and endeavours to prevent, prohibit and redressal of the sexual harassment cases in the campus.”

The Delhi Police said in a tweet said, "A case has been registered U/S 354A/509 IPC at PS Vasantkunj North following a complaint of molestation from a JNU 3rd yr student. Accused, who is her known college mate, has joined the investigation. Further probe is on."

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On May 28, an activist of the All India Students Association (AISA) was accused of sexually harassing a woman inside the JNU campus. "The survivor faced sexual harassment by the accused touching her inappropriately without consent and grabbing her forcefully from behind and continued this disgusting act," a group of women claiming to be JNU students said in a statement.


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