PU orders inquiry into the sexual harassment case

After a complaint about sexual harassment was received from a student of the Department of Chinese and Tibetan languages at Panjab University,the sexual harassment committee of Panjab University (PU) has initiated an investigation into the incident so as to asertain the truth.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:July 30, 2013 1:19 am

After a complaint about sexual harassment was received from a student of the Department of Chinese and Tibetan languages at Panjab University,the sexual harassment committee of Panjab University (PU) has initiated an investigation into the incident so as to asertain the truth.

A research scholar who was pursuing a PhD in Tibetan/ Buddhist studies from the Department of Chinese and Tibetan languages,had alleged that her guide had sexually harassed her on the pretext of getting her research work completed. However,the student had withdrawn her registration after the incident,before the completion of her PhD.

On being asked about the action being taken against the guide,Dean Student Welfare (Women) Kalpana Mahajan,who is also the head of the sexual harassment committee of the Panjab University said,“We were informed about the case only a few days back. We have ordered an inquiry and necessary action will be taken after the complete investigation is done in the case.”

Meanwhile,this is the third such incident that has been reported in the university this year. On a similar line of incident,on April 11,an assistant professor in University Business School (UBS) alleged that she was molested and threatened by the department chairperson and another professor in the campus.

Four seperate cases of theft registered

Four Separate cases of auto theft were registered by Chandigarh Police. In the first,a resident of Sector 37-A alleged that an unknown person stole his motorcycle from the parking lot of Elante Mall,Phase-1,Industrial Area on the night of July 25. In the second,a resident of Sector 44 alleged that an unknown person stole his car from in front of his house on the night of July 23. In the third,a resident of Bhiwani,Haryana alleged that an unknown person stole his car front Sector 20,Chandigarh on Sunday. in the last,a resident of Sector 51-A alleged that an person stole his car from in front of his house on July 26. Cases have been registered.

NSUI meets Tharoor over use of regional languages

Demanding the continuation of the use of regional languages in Delhi University and all its affiliated colleges,various members of the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI),met Union Minister of State for Human Resource and Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor in New Delhi.

Talking about the visit,the party president Manoj Lubana said,“The minister assured us that he would revisit the decision within a few days,while adding that more than 40 per cent of Delhi consists of people from Punjab.”

The NSUI chairman (of all colleges) Hardeep Singh said that they had also met the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University (DU),who also gave assurance regarding the fulfillment of the demand.

The student body in collaboration with Department of Punjabi had also organised a candle march in DU,to highlight the issue.

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