NCW calls emergency meet on DU molestation cases

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New Delhi, Sep 19 (UNI) Taking suo motu cognisance of Sunday's molestation cases in Delhi University, the National Commission for Women today convened an emergency meeting of the University authorities, the Commissioner of Police and student representatives, to discuss ways to curb such incidents.

NCW chairperson Girija Vyas said it was decided that a monitoring committee will set up which will keep a watch and ensure justice for the victims.

IP College students had on Sunday complained that several aspirants who had come for the Delhi Police recruitment examinations had sexually harassed some of their colleagues in the North Campus area, and the policemen on duty had not taken any action on it.

The Delhi University Students' Union has demanded that the examinations should be cancelled until the culprits are identified.

Ms Vyas said that legal opinion will be sought if the results of the recruitment examination could be kept in abeyance till the culprits were caught.

Expressing regret over the incidents, Commissioner of Police Y S Dadwal said it was a matter of deep concern and strict action will be taken against those policemen found guilty of negligence of duty.

''They will be suspended, if found guilty. Such incidents should not be repeated,'' he told reporters after the meeting.

The meeting also agreed that the police stations near the University would be manned with greater number of lady constables.

''At least the nodal officer should be a woman,'' Ms Vyas said, giving details about the meeting at a press conference later.

Calling for formulation of strict laws and their implementation, she said police should be properly equipped. ''They should not refuse to register FIRs,'' she said.

The Vice Chancellor, the Proctor of the University and a representative of the University Grants Commission attended the meeting.

The DUSU has also demanded that Police recruitment exams should not be held in their University campus in future.


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