Come to meet me alone or... JNU student alleges sexual harassment by teacher, forced to leave campus

The student union said that the university administration did not take any action on the complaint of the victim, due to which the student was forced to leave the campus.

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The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union on Monday alleged that a female student was sexually assaulted by a teacher on the university campus. The student union said that the university administration did not take any action on the complaint of the victim, due to which the student was forced to leave the campus.

Students' union allegations

The student union said that the female colleagues of the victim have also accused the same teacher of sexual and mental harassment, but despite this, the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of JNU did not take any action on another complaint by the girl students. He has demanded expediting the processing of complaints filed by students and action including suspension against the accused teacher.

Threatened to fail her

The accused teacher harassed the victim through continuous messages and calls, which included obscene poems, requests for personal meetings. Upon her refusal to submit in front of the teacher, she was threatened with failing his paper. 

What JNU said? 

The university administration has also responded to the allegations made by the JNU Student Union. Vandana Mishra, presiding officer of JNU's Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) told PTI that the matter is under investigation and necessary steps are being taken. Vandana Mishra said, “The due process of inquiry is going on. Necessary steps have been taken by ICC.'' No response has been received yet from the accused professor in the case.

Not first time

This is not first time, earlier last month, a female students in the varsity had complained that she was sexually harassed by four individuals, including two former students. She staged an idefinite strike at the varsity blocking the main gate of the campus for over 10 days over perceived inaction by the adminstration.