IPCW row: DU panel misses deadline for first report, yet to meet students

A Delhi University committee formed to probe the harassment incident at the all-women IP College has missed the deadline to submit its first report and is even yet to meet the students who have been seeking action against the perpetrators. The committee was constituted on April 3 and was supposed to submit its first report within a week.

Headed by Prakash Singh, the South Campus director, the committee since its constitution has only held one meeting, and according to a university official it will meet on Thursday to finalise the guidelines.

The members of the committee are yet to hold meetings with or speak to students who have held a series of protests demanding action against the perpetrators and accountability on the part of

the college.

A university official confirmed that no report has been submitted so far.

“We held a meeting last week. We are holding the second meeting tomorrow. We have held talks with the principal (Poonam Kumria) warden, and the union advisor. We are preparing a set of guidelines to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in the future,” said the official, who is also part of the committee.

Asked whether a report has been submitted, the official said: “No, we couldn’t submit the report because there were too many holidays last week.”

The students have alleged that some men climbed the college campus boundary and harassed several women students during a cultural festival on March 28.

Following their protests, the DU formed a committee to look into “the grievances raised by the students” and asked the panel to submit its report in a week.

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