Students of Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) staged a protest here on Sunday against the failure of the Jammu and Kashmir government to take action against HOD Department of Forensic Medicine, GMC Jammu, who had allegedly molested a student from Ladakh.
In a joint statement e-mailed to Greater Kashmir, Ladakh Student Welfare Society Delhi, All Kargil Student Union Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru Student Union, DSF, DSU, AISA, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh group, BAPSA, Gorkha Student Wing, SFI, PinjraTodh and other said: "Protestors assembled at Sabarmati Dhaba, JNU to be part of "Stand With Nomolay" movement. Protestors condemned the GMC Jammu molestation case and said that they will not tolerate such things."
Mohit Pandey, JNUSU President demanded strict action against the accused and stressed that such action will not be tolerated in the educational institution be it any it where in India.
Addressing the protestors, AKSUD representative, also condemned the act and said that they would not stop until the accused is terminated from the service and punished as per the law.
Representative from the Ladakhi Student forum JNU said they would not tolerate the act of administration trying to shield the accused.
"The representatives from different students unions collectively questioned the State Govt for only attaching of the accused with the directorate of Health. All the different student union of the campus unanimously said the accused should be terminated."
The protest rally culminated with effigy burning of the accused with the student union pledging to carry forward the movement til the accused is terminated from the service and debarred from any future post under the government.