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NCW pulls up universities

NCW has sought reports from all universities on whether they have set up committees to deal with complaints of sexual harassment.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 12:26 IST
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Perturbed by the recent alleged molestation of a girl student in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), the National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought reports from all universities on whether they have set up committees to deal with complaints of sexual harassment as per the Supreme Court guidelines.

“We have asked for a report from AMU Vice Chancellor on the incident. Besides, we have sought reports from all universities on whether they have a complaint committee as per the Visakha guidelines laid down by Supreme Court to deal with cases of sexual harassment at workplace,” NCW Chairperson Girija Vyas said.

She said the Commission has also asked the universities to set up such a committee, if not already constituted.

The Supreme Court in its judgement in 1997 in the case of Visakha and others versus State of Rajasthan and others, had prescribed that all organisations set up complaint committees headed by a woman, comprising at least 50 per cent women members and having a representation from an outside agency.