Sexual Harassment Allegations in Delhi National Law University NLUD

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Sexual Harassment

#MeToo is the one moment that has started gaining momentum across the country as there is been so many cases coming into the light today. And now National Law University of Delhi (NLUD) has found itself into this web. Few of the girls have penned their facebook account with the allegation and now varsity is taking action against all these acts happed in the NLUD Campus.

Last week, several women students took to Facebook to write their accounts of being harassed by male students of the university. After the allegations surfaced, NLUD V-C Ranbir Singh sent an email to all students and faculty, saying: “I have been made aware of the emerging accounts of sexual harassment… (It) violates the most fundamental and cherished values that the University stands for… I am, therefore, deeply concerned by these accounts and am taking… measures as preliminary steps in responding institutionally to the issues that have arisen.”

NLUD Registrar G S Bajpai said the university has set up a nine-member internal complaints committee (ICC) and appointing a facilitator to assist in the implementation of UGC (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations 2015.

Bajpai added that they have also nominated a student as ‘gender champion’ for promoting gender equality. NLUD has also constituted a committee of faculty members which will recommend measures to address issues of harassment. “The university is also contemplating appointing mental health professionals with expertise in providing counselling services to survivors of sexual violence,” added Bajpai.

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