Last month the university had suspended a male student for hurling crackers at some girl students inside the campus

Calicut University harassment Enquiry committee finds male students guilty
news Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 08:39

An anti-ragging committee of Calicut University has found three male students guilty of mentally and physically harassing a girl student.

The enquiry committee had conducted a detailed probe into the complaint by a girl student where she said that she was subjected to physical assault and verbal abuse by some of the male students in the physical education department during Introduction Day event on November 9, 2015.

The committee reportedly recommended strict disciplinary action against the boys in a report submitted to the varsity registrar on Monday.

The Times of India reports that the committee has recommended rustication of the first year degree student who had allegedly physically assaulted the girl student and two months suspension for the second student involved in the incident and issue a strict warning to the third student.

Last month the university had suspended a male student for hurling crackers at some girl students inside the campus.

Girls in the university have been complaining about the harassment they faced inside the campus for months now. Despite complaints there was no action by the authorities or police.  After the Introduction Day incident, things got worse and around 500 girl students of the university wrote a memorandum to Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court and Governor P Sathasivam, who is also the Chancellor of the University, seeking action against mental and physical harassment they face inside the campus from some male students in physical education department and outsiders.

Following the memorandum University constituted different department-wise enquiry committees to probe in to each complaint of harassment students face inside the campus.

ToI further reports that the state human rights commission will take up the suo motu case it had registered on the issue of harassment of girl students on the campus at its sitting to be held at Tirur on Tuesday.

 

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