LEH, Feb 9: A delegation of student representatives comprising of executive members of ALSAJ and ALSWAJ led by Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Councillor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh met Nayeema Ahmed Mehjoorji, Chairman, State Commission for Women (SWC), Jammu and Kashmir and sought the attention of the Commission towards the sexual harassment case of a medical students by a Professor at Government Medical College Jammu.
The delegates appealed to the Chairman of the State Commission for Women to ensure proper investigation in the case and accused should be punished according to law. The delegates also raised the issue of few groups in Jammu trying to protect the culprit and said that they will not tolerate shielding of the accused from any one.
The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Chairman, SCW, J&K seeking thorough, proper investigation and fair trial of the case within a stipulated time followed by strict action against the accused.
Chairman, SCW, J&K assured the delegates that law will take its course and they will not allow anyone to intervene in the case to favor the accused.
Chairman, SCW, J&K called up the Principle GMC and enquired about the case and in that telephone conversation Principal GMC informed the chairperson about the some fake member of women commission visiting the campus. On this, she assured the delegates that the case will be properly investigated and those who are dubbing as the member of women commission will not be spared.
The delegated also demanded setting up of police cell and helpline number to handle the case against Ladakhi students especially girl students and induction of a member from Ladakh region in the J&K State Commission for Women.