Chennai

Gender sensitisation committee non-existent

More than a decade ago a student was pulled by her hair in a women’s college in the city. The furore may have died down but the memory has not faded for student activists.

They look up to Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Hyderabad as the epitomy of the democratic process. Both institutions have the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) in place. Although the UGC has recommended the establishment of such committees in all institutions, it is non-existent in the State.

Rules and procedures under GSCASH apply to all students, teaching and non-teaching staff on active rolls of a university, residents, service providers and outsiders who may be within the territory of the institution at the time of the commission of an act attracting provisions of GSCASH.

Any member of the University can be summoned for violating these codes of conduct and/ or disclosing any confidential details. GSCASH will serve notice to anyone found publicizing details of a complainant, defendant or a case.

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