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Sexual Harassment on Campus

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The National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) extends full solidarity to the students, mostly women, of the Jamia Millia Islamia University, in their struggle against the Head of Department (HoD) of the Applied Arts Department, who they allege is responsible for multiple reprehensible acts, including sexual harassment of students. 

The students have been on a peaceful protest for about 10 days now, on account of the reported sexual harassment, threats and intimidation they face at the hands of the current HoD, and also on account of favouritism, backdoor entries and administrative irregularities allowed for and by this particular professor. What has complicated matters is that instead of standing by the aggrieved students and immediately addressing these grave complaints, the Jamia administration has largely ignored the severity of the incidents and the legitimate demands of the students. That the said professor has been “sent on leave” is not a justifiable response considering the circumstances of the case.

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Updated On : 15th Feb, 2019

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