HT talked to the complainant to know her viewpoint on the Panjab University report submitted to the MHRD and the police, which gave a clean chit to the vice-chancellor (V-C) Prof Arun Singh Grover. Excerpts:
PU has submitted pictures of the cultural function in defence of the V-C? Your take.
I had submitted these pictures. The V-C is trying to save his skin. He is using his staff to certify his innocence. This is a complaint by an individual against an individual. Is the PU synonymous with Prof Grover?
You did interact with the V-C even after the alleged incident on March 31, 2013.
I have already submitted that I had kept a safe distance from him and interacted with him only when it was utmost necessary. The conversation through SMSes on April 21, 2013, was regarding an event.
You never mentioned about March 31, 2013, incident in your first complaint. But later you made an addition...
It was not an addition... Why is there so much anger and frustration at me? Women try to ignore things. I am 54. It is not even easy to file such a complaint formally, given the patriarchal structure. There were incidents on the campus whereby I was threatened. There was so much intimidation since I made the complaint. Then I thought enough is enough and submitted a detailed complaint.