Jawaharlal Nehru University revamps its policy on sexual harassment

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which received maximum number of sexual harassment complaints by any educational institution in Delhi in the last two years, has notified a revamped sexual harassment policy that also includes penalty provisions for false complaints.

One of the major amendments in the policy is the provision for protection from victimisation of the complainant and as witnesses.

According to a Delhi Commission for Women report, 101 cases of sexual harassment were reported from various universities in Delhi, barring the Delhi University, since 2013. Of these, about 50 per cent were reported in JNU.

The DU had not submitted the list of such cases. The JNU has Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH), a varsity body that tackles on-campus complaints of this nature.

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