Girl alleges sexual harassment at Jammu University, Main Campus

The students of MCA deptt of Jammu university today held a massive protest against senior professor for alleged sexual harassment with a girl student.

A girl has alleged harassment by said teacher of Post graduate department of compute applications.

Demanding action against one of the senior faculty members of Jammu University, the fourth-semester student of Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) on Tuesday levelled allegations of molestation against a professor.
The girl student (name withheld), who is pursuing fourth semester of MCA in University of Jammu told reporters that one of the senior professors sought to enter into “give and take” deal with her to clear her papers.

“The professor on many occasions, used to call girl students in his official chamber and misbehave with them assuring good marks in return,” the victim alleged.

“I also faced the similar situation but I refused to accept his offer following which I have started facing hardships in the department,” she further alleged.

“The professor possesses so many degrees but he is also having a specialised degree of misbehaving and molesting girl students. He is characterless,” she said, adding that first he fails the students but assures to pass them if they (girl students) agree to submit to him,” she asserted.

The girl alleged that she was also called by Prof Shubhnandan Jamwal and told what she would do for him, if he gives her good marks in the examination.

“I told the professor that I will organise a party but his intentions were not clear and he immediately reacted, saying that there is difference between party and what he wants,” she alleged.

While the department has recived complaints prior in this regard, the issue was percieved with a pich of salt.

In a latest development, a female student has approached department of students welfare with complaint against the senior assisstant professor who joined JU main Campus in 2012.

“I have also brought the matter to the notice of Jammu University Vice Chancellor, Dean and other concerned authorities but no action has been initiated so far,” she said adding, “the Dean told me that such cases take time and there is a set procedure to probe them.”

The victim, however, demanded suspension of the professor till he is proved guilty or innocent. Meanwhile expressing anger over the shameful act of molestation with a female student by the professor of MCA department of Jammu University, ABVP Jammu Mahanagar Secretary Deepak Gupta, in statement said that audio recording of the girl should be made public so that the case of molestation is exposed and the accused professor punished according to the law.

ABVP condemned the shameful act in temple of education and extended support to the victim. This was not one of the lone cases reported in the campus of University of Jammu as earlier also such cases were alleged by the female students against the faculty. “The University authorities must prove these allegations, which are of serious nature because it is not a matter of an individual but entire fraternity,” a senior professor, pleading anonymity rued.
He said that once the University authorities fail to probe into such incidents, the students have to approach to the police for further action as it has happened previously also.

Meanwhile, the teached has refrained from saying anything in this regard. In an exclusive conversation with U4UVoice, the professor in question has said that he has been asked to not divulge any details in this regard, by the CASH (Committee Against Sexual Harassment) committee. “I have put forth my stand in front of cache committee. The truth will be come in front of everyone soon”, he said.

 

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