Show-cause notice to students
DETERMINED TO check the incidents of eve-teasing on the varsity campus, Allahabad University authorities have served show-cause notices to two of the five students accused of indulging in the same at Science Faculty around two weeks back. These students have failed to submit an explanation from their side as well as from their parents for their conduct.Updated: Jan 11, 2006 00:35 IST
DETERMINED TO check the incidents of eve-teasing on the varsity campus, Allahabad University (AU) authorities have served show-cause notices to two of the five students accused of indulging in the same at Science Faculty around two weeks back.
These students have failed to submit an explanation from their side as well as from their parents for their conduct.
While one, son of an AU teacher, has submitted an explanation from his side only, the other, who is son of an non-teaching AU employee, has neither submitted explanation from his side nor has his father submitted an undertaking promising his ward's good conduct in future as sought by the varsity authorities.
The three other students, who along with their parents fulfilled the conditions imposed by the varsity authorities, however received a reprieve of sorts and will be allowed to henceforth attend their classes and avail the library facilities.
Letters in this regard were forwarded to the head of the JK Institute of Applied Physics Prof AK Gupta by the AU Proctor on Tuesday.
It is to be recalled that around two-weeks back, head of the JK Institute of Applied Physics Prof AK Gupta had written to the proctor informing him about five BSc students who had indulged in eve teasing. Following the complaint, the proctor had served notices to the students to explain the charges levelled against them and also submit an undertaking from their parents promising their good conduct in the days to come and also giving the authority to the varsity officials to take any action they deem fit if their conduct is found inappropriate ever again. In the meantime, all the five students were not allowed to either attend their classes or avail library facilities by the department head. AU Proctor, taking the charges seriously, has personally met the girls and inquired about the incident.
The matter had however attracted attention when it emerged that one of the girls who had levelled the charges was daughter of an AU teacher and one of the five students accused of eve teasing was also son of an AU faculty member.
"Three students have submitted their explanation and their parents too have submitted the required undertaking. Following this, we have decided to write to Prof Gupta urging him to allow these students to attend their classes and avail the library facilities. However, the other two, who have failed to fulfil the conditions, have been served show cause notices asking from them as to why they should not be formally suspended for their conduct," said AU Proctor Prof HN Mishra.
First Published: Jan 11, 2006 00:35 IST