Delhi University students stage protests, demand expulsion of Chemistry professor over sexual harassment charges

A section of students of Delhi University (DU) on Thursday staged a demonstration on the campus, demanding expulsion of the head of the Chemistry department

PTI March 29, 2018 21:29:21 IST
Delhi University students stage protests, demand expulsion of Chemistry professor over sexual harassment charges

New Delhi: A section of students of Delhi University (DU) on Thursday staged a demonstration on the campus, demanding expulsion of the head of the Chemistry department over complaints of alleged sexual harassment against the professor.

Delhi University students stage protests demand expulsion of Chemistry professor over sexual harassment charges

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The professor denied the allegations as "baseless". He told PTI that it was part of efforts to ruin his professional life.

"I had questioned (many) teachers for their absence. My colleagues have their aspirations and they are levelling baseless allegations. How can you run a department if they do not turn up to work. They do not inform about leaves, neither do they pick up calls," the professor said.

"I have all documents pertaining to my questions put to the teachers. They want to create a situation like JNU. This is such a sensitive issue that even those are not related to the issue will join hands to protest because everyone has a woman in their family," he said.

According to the protesters, complaints were recently filed in the varsity's Internal Complaints Committee against the professor and they have also written to the Vice Chancellor.

"The professor had passed derogatory and sexually-coloured remarks against students," one of the protesting students said.

A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor was recently arrested for alleged sexual harassment of students. The JNU professor was later granted bail.

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