Ramjas students on protest, want action against faculty
The students and faculty of Ramjas College went on a protest march calling for action against BN Ray, a senior faculty member accused of sexual harassment, reports HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Sep 24, 2008 00:58 IST
The students and faculty of Ramjas College went on a protest march on Tuesday calling for action against B.N. Ray, a senior faculty member accused of sexual harassment.
Around 500 students shouted slogans against Ray and the governing council for failing to implement the College Complaints Committee (CCC) Report.
The CCC Report was submitted in April 2008 and said that the “charges against the accused” are valid and he should face termination from service.
“The complaint was lodged a year ago. The CCC submitted its report in April 2008, but no action has been taken against Ray,” said Kumar Rahul, a senior faculty member of the Political Science department at Ramjas. He alleged that there have been proven charges against Ray of sexual assault and abuse of students.
“The principal discharged him from teaching responsibilities, but stopped short of terminating his services. The matter is with the Governing Body of the college, which is yet to take action,” said Rahul. The Governing Body, however, has said that the case is sub judice since Ray has filed a petition in the High Court.
Ray, the former vice-principal of Ramjas College, was accused by at least a dozen male students of sexual harassment. They had alleged that Ray sought sexual favours from them and blackmailed students if they refused to give in.