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Harassment of college girl: Sikh body alleges ‘coldhearted’ attitude of IUST-VC 

Harassment of college girl: Sikh body alleges ‘coldhearted’ attitude of IUST-VC 
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Tral: Members from state and Delhi Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee’s Friday said that they were not satisfied with the role played by the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Vice-Chancellor after a girl from the minority Sikh community alleged communal harassment by a few classmates in the varsity, the members, however applauded the local population for their support.

The members said that they were not satisfied with the role that the varsity administration played in the case and in this regard they were going to meet the Governor and take up the matter with him.

The members who had a brief interaction with the girl and her family including the local members of the Sikh community impressed upon the role played by the Kashmiri Muslims and by the local press soon after the girl’s allegations were made public.

The members who were on their visit included Manjeet Singh Sirsa, Secretary Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (GPC), New Delhi, JK President of GPC, Mahinder Singh Sirsa, Paramjeet Singh and Chairman Dharam Prachar Committee.

The members told the family, who had earlier insisted on moving out of the state, that “moving was not the option and that there are many students who are studying at various state University’s and what was encouraging was that the majority is on your side,” the member said.

Earlier, in a video, the girl had categorically named three classmates claiming that they had been consistently asking her to cover her head during the holy month of Ramzan. Also, allegedly raised objections to her eating habits. The girl then made complaints to the university, which then said the issue would be resolved soon.

An FIR in this regard has been lodged in the Police Station Tral and the case is being investigated by police, with officials saying that the team that was constituted to investigate the matter will start the questioning process from today.

IUST administration had earlier refuted the allegations regarding the “harassment” of a Sikh student allegedly by her classmates.

The university, however, had said that it was in constant touch with the investigating agency and was sharing all the relevant information with it “so that a true picture of the matter is ascertained.”

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