23 July 2024

The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) became the discussion topic after the students demanded for removal of VC due to allegations of sexual harassment by the professor. WB National University of Juridical Sciences is located in West Bengal Kolkata. The student Juridical Association demanding for the removal of the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor. It is alleged that the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor is the suspect of se*ual harassment. Recently, this topic has become one of the most discussed topics on the web and catching the attention of the viewers. If you want to know the complete information regarding the same go through the page and read the full article. Let’s discuss this in detail.

Before this demand, LiveLaw stated that the Calcutta High Court asked the local committee to reconsider the professor’s complaint. Furthermore, heavy protest outside the university by the NUJS Kolkata students. In recent times, this case become one of the most sensitive subjects as it is all about the student’s safety and future. The letter has been written by the students and features the incident of se*ual harassment faced by the teacher. According to the removal letter, she faced se*ual harassment by the Vice Chancellor. This happened with her in different places from September 2019 to December 2023. In addition, she also suffered from additional issues such as salary delays, and denial of promotion. Not only this, she was also warned by the Vice Chancellor. In addition, it is also important to focus on the violation of the University. However, the Vice Chancellor used his power in the wrong ways. More information has been mentioned in the next section.

The students of the University mentioned the 2016 (hereinafter “Policy” or “NUJS Policy”), and stopping of se*ual harassment. After not accepting the complaint of the victim, it shows that the University created an unsafe environment for the students and victims. The written letter also sheds light on indifference and hostility by the University. Furthermore, the students of the University explained it in detail. In the next section, we are going to shed light on the five demands that were laid by the University students. In light of the above, the students have laid the following five demands before CJI Chandrachud:

  1. Immediate investigation: The first demand features a fast investigation to confirm whether the complaint is based on a true incident or not. It is also asked to ensure to not face any type of harassment by the professor or faculty/non-faculty staff.
  2. Immediate suspension: The second demand adds the removal of the Vice Chancellor after learning about the incident. It is also asked to focus on not providing any type of duty or work until the case not solved.
  3. Rescue himself from any meetings: To organize any meetings for hearing the complaints, the powers of the Vice Chancellor will be described as wrong if he uses them the wrong way. It is requested to leave the meeting.
  4. The Associate Professor be dismissed: The students demand for dismissal of the farcical and retaliatory fact-finding committee. The victim suffered from the aggravated.
  5. NUJS General Body: It is alleged by the students, that he has not been accepted as the Vice-Chancellor.

The above paragraphs show the five important demands of the students of NUJS Kolkata. Overall, the students of the University seeking the fast removal of the Vice Chancellor as it is alleged sexual harassment and misconduct happened with the victim on different occasions. Furthermore, the letter is written by the students to the Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud. Keep following for more updates.

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