Sopore: Students of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Wadura in Sopore on Friday evening staged a protest against the alleged sexual harassment of a girl student by a staff member.
Eyewitnesses said that students gathered in SKUAST premises and staged a protest against the administration and demanded stern action against the accused.
Chanting slogans against the college authorities and the accused official, students said it was not the first time a complaint was filed against the accused coordinator. They alleged many incidents were not reported because of pressure from the authorities.
Authorities at SKUAST said that a girl student (name withheld) on Thursday had complained against a RAWE programme coordinator of molesting her.
“An enquiry has been initiated into a very serious complaint of sexual harassment against the said coordinator filed by a girl student,” said Dean SKUAST Rehana Habib Kanth.
“As of now, the said coordinator has been suspended and further investigations in this regard is underway,” she added.
A police official said that the family of the girl has lodged a complaint against the coordinator and they have filed a case and the accused will be behind bars.
He said that further investigations are going on. Pertinently, earlier this week, a girl student in Sopore’s Degree college had accused a college professor of sexually harassing her after which a panel to probe the allegation was constituted. The inquiry is pending in the case. (KNO)