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JNU slammed for victim blaming comments on its circular

BP World Bureau | Jan 23 2022 09:35:28 AM

Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) recent circular which instructed girls to draw a "tangible line with their male friends" to avoid sexual harassment has been slammed by various sections including Rekha Sharma, National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson. President of JNU Students’ Union, Aishe Ghosh pointed out that it does sound a lot like ‘victim blaming’. Presiding Officer of JNU’s ICC, Punam Kumari, defended the circular saying that it is based on complaints by women.