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The News Minute| December 5, 2014| 8.50 am IST Calling the university’s actions ‘worse than the disease’, the Madras HC directed Pondicherry University authorities to hold an enquiry in the alleged sexual harassment case of two girls by their male seniors. The university, after the complaint, had suspended the two girls who lodged a ragging and sexual harassment complaint, reported Times of India. The Judge lifted the suspension and also granted them permission to appear for examinations, said the report. He also directed the college to provide them additional facilities, tuitions and examinations without calling for attendance. The petitioners claimed that that two male senior students had made abusive comments against them when they were going to the canteen.  They had also threatened to sexually abuse them if they decided to make complaints. However, after making the complaints to the university and the police, the university in turn suspended the students for complaining to the police, said the report. Justice V. Ramasubramanian said, “The Pondicherry University shall pay costs of Rs 20,000 to each of the petitioners, in view of the fact that the handling of their complaints by the university has made the remedy worse than the disease and added insult to injury”. 

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