Record 39 sexual harassment complaints in JNU in 2015-16

Jawaharlal Nehru University had received 26 complaints of sexual harassment in 2014-15, while the number stood at 25 in 2013-14.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 3, 2016 5:51 pm
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Jawaharlal Nehru University, which has been at the centre of a controversy in recent months, recorded 39 complaints of sexual harassment in 2015-16 financial year, the highest in the varsity’s records.

The university had received 26 complaints of sexual harassment in 2014-15, while the number stood at 25 in 2013-14.

In December, the then HRD Minister Smriti Irani had informed Parliament that the number of complaints received by the JNU authorities during the two years were the highest among educational institutions.

According to the 2015-16 annual report of Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH), a central body which deals with complaints of this nature from all university departments, 42 complaints were received between January, 2015 and March, 2016.

“Out of the total cases, three inquiries were completed and cases were closed. Three complaints were withdrawn, 29 complaints are such where the inquiry is underway. In one case where the defendant was unknown, GSCASH advised the complainant to get in touch with police. Six cases could not be proceeded due to non-availability of either of the parties after several efforts,” the report said.

The varsity was under criticism last year for reporting maximum cases of sexual harassment even as JNU officials maintained that the high figures were due to the fact that the university had an active platform for reporting such complaints unlike many other educational institutions.

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Earlier, a few professors of the varsity had come out questioning the working of GSCASH, alleging its “processes are perverted”. GSCASH was instituted by the university in 1999 under the Vishakha guidelines of the Supreme Court.

The panel has representatives from JNU Students Union (JNUSU), JNU Officers’ Association (JNUOA), hostel wardens, faculty and administrative staff.

JNU had recently notified a new sexual harassment policy which also included a penalty provision for false complaints filed before the probe panel.

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    Anti
    Oct 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm
    Shame this also done by infiltration from pak lol
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      Tipnis
      Oct 3, 2016 at 5:03 pm
      All seksual harment by All Brahmins, Varmints and Perverts(ABVP)
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        Dineshmunappil Munappil
        Oct 4, 2016 at 1:09 am
        ദില്ലി: ജവഹര്‍ലാല്‍ നെഹ്‌റു സര്‍വ്വകലാശാലയില്‍ ഒരു വര്‍ഷത്തിനുള്ളില്‍ ലഭിച്ചത് 39 ലൈംഗികാതിക്രമ പരാതികളെന്ന് റിപ്പോര്‍ട്ടുകള്‍. 2015-16 സാമ്പത്തിക വര്‍ഷത്തിനുള്ളിലാണ് 39 പരാതികള്‍ ലഭിച്ചത് കനയ്യയുടെ മൂടു താങ്ങിയ കുറെ നാപൂ മ്സകങ്ങൾ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നു. JNU എന്നാൽ വല്ലാത്ത ധൈഷണിക ഔന്നത്യത്യം കൊടുത്ത വിഡ്ഢികൾ. കോണ്ടം കിട്ടുന്ന കോളേജിൽ പിന്നെ എന്ത് പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കണം . JNU വില നിന്നും പലതും മറ്റിടങ്ങളില്ലേക്ക് പ്രവഹിക്കും എന്ന് പറഞ്ഞപ്പോൾ ഇത്രയും പ്രതീക്ഷിച്ചില്ല. വിളിച്ചോ മക്കളെ മുദ്രാവാക്യം - ആസാദി, ആസാദി. കോഴി കൊത്തിനു ആസാദി . പീഡനത്തിന് ആസാദി.
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          harshraj
          Oct 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm
          The criticism of the activities in this university has helped the victims of these crimes who were bullied into silence by leftist cliques to come forward. These perpetrators should be brought to justice.
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            harshraj
            Oct 3, 2016 at 4:01 pm
            Way to victim blame!!! Have some sympathy for women who have undergone this ordeal.
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              sasidharan k.p
              Oct 3, 2016 at 12:50 pm
              No wonder ,they are following the foot steps of Javahar lal Nehru..
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                Manzoor
                Oct 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm
                If this is correct then why ABVP has been wiped out. Is there any relationship between-out-party and victims.
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                  Manzoor
                  Oct 3, 2016 at 3:54 pm
                  Mistake: between wiped-out-party
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                    heena
                    Oct 3, 2016 at 5:16 pm
                    JNU be come the brothel centre of communists and socialists.
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                      Real Truth
                      Oct 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm
                      Despite the criticism from RSS, JNU students and teachers are proud to engage in free seks. How can those who are afraid of engaging in free seks with their own bodies bring freedom to the world outside? So JNU students are specially trained in the art of seks.
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                        Ra.
                        Oct 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm
                        This university specialises in inventing newer, frivolous methods by which women can be deemed absolutely fragile and victimised, perpetually. They drink their life blood from Western free-bleeding feminists, shattering the agony/credibility of 'real victims'. Shame!
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                          An Observer
                          Oct 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm
                          JUN has become a center of the communists’ rapists. The pseudo characters and preachers. JNU must remain an educational insution and not become a brothel for the award wapasi group and the pseudo Hindi writers who copy the poems and short stories from European, Russian and American literature and claim to be the great writer.
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                            Rajendra Tangwan
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 6:52 am
                            have u been buggered voilently by a brahmin as one can make out from the hatred in yr comments ? Get well soon sir !
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                              sajeev
                              Oct 3, 2016 at 4:27 pm
                              K'haiya will again point fingers at Modi sarkar. What a shame
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                                shassan
                                Oct 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm
                                Don't blame stan for this also,,, Actually what I mean to say is that Gov is not interesting public problem,, He is always wasting time on unwanted issued,
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                                  Maya
                                  Oct 3, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                                  Anti social, anti national university! All this time, it was about JNU being traitors, now it's becoming famous for immoral behaviour as well. Not surprisingly that one of its student leaders Kanhaiya was told off by a female colleague for openly urinating in public and shamelessly he argued with her. These students and staff like Nivedita believe in cruelty towards women and anti national behaviour. Good this university hasn't got a school. Else, these people would have made headlines for being lt;br/gt; paedophiles as well.
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                                    yash sehgal
                                    Oct 3, 2016 at 4:10 pm
                                    Jehafi Nexalite University (JNU) isn't a university per se..lt;br/gt;It's squandering of tax payers money on producing commies , namak haraam traitors n 30yrs perverts peeing before girls n enjoying scholarships in the names of carrying out research on Africans ..lt;br/gt;If so many complaints, no wonder..
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