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Sexual harassment: girl seeks protection

MULTAN, July 15: One of the complainants in a sexual harassment case at a local campus has sought police protection against `harassment by the administration.’

In her application to the Multan police chief, the complainant, a psychology student, said that she and one of her class fellows were humiliated by some teachers on May 23. When they filed a complaint with the campus head, different people started harassing them and their families. Now, she said, hostel administration was also harassing them by using different tactics.

CPO Saud Aziz said that he had asked SP Shershah town to probe the allegations. He said he would discuss the matter with the DCO for the constitution of an independent inquiry committee.

Meanwhile, fearing threat to her life the complainant has moved to Human Rights Commission’s local office.

HRCP’s coordinator for south Punjab Rashid Rehman said that the response of the campus administration towards this sensitive matter had been irresponsible as it engaged non-professional people to conduct an inquiry. He said when the complainants had expressed their distrust on three out of four members of the inquiry committee, administration should better go for an independent probe into the case. In his reply, the campus head rejected the harassment charge.
Source: Dawn