AISA member accused of sexually harassing lady on JNU campus, probe launched

An activist of the All India College students Affiliation (AISA) has been accused of sexually harassing a lady contained in the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, an announcement said on Saturday. 

“The survivor confronted sexual harassment by the accused touching her inappropriately without consent and grabbing her forcefully from at the aid of and continued this disgusting act. 

“The survivor is additionally being conveyed via classmates about conspiracies to defame and slut shame her and her credibility from the grapevine,” the ‘Fervent Women folks of JNU’ said in the assertion.

The date of the incident used to be no longer mentioned in the assertion.   

Within the meantime, AISA said the criticism has been forwarded to its Gender Sensitisation Committee towards Sexual Harassment for enquiry and the activist in ask has been asked no longer to participate in organisation actions. 

The assertion extra mentioned that the sufferer has complained to the Interior Complaints Committee (ICC) to take “instructed circulation to set her from to any extent extra psychological trauma and intimidation”. 

When contacted by PTI, JNU ICC presiding officer Poonam Kumari refused to disclose any vital aspects about the incident. 

“We gain many complaints. We cannot demonstrate one thing about these complaints because it is some distance towards the rule,” she said. 

JNU Dean of College students Welfare Sudhir Pratap Singh additionally said he is rarely any longer responsive to the kind of incident. 

In an announcement, AISA acknowledged that an “unsigned” public assertion has been issued regarding a criticism of sexual harassment towards an AISA member. The coed organisation additionally expressed solidarity with the complainant in her pursuit of justice. 

“The organisation had attain to know about the criticism of sexual harassment about a days relief. As almost at present as we got to know about the criticism towards with no doubt one of our individuals, we straight away acknowledged it and began the route of of redressal available in the market inner our organisation,” it said.  

JNU AISA secretary Madhurima Kundu said she despatched a message to the complainant and assured her justice.  

ABVP President speaks to Republic

Talking to Republic, ABVP President, Rohit Kumar said, “Sexual assaults and harassment by the communists on JNU campus is going down for the previous three to four years nonetheless when it comes to been reported”. 

“JNU would take circulation very best if the situations were filed. Women folks were threatened to even attain forward to file the criticism”, he added. 

(Picture: PTI)

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