The victim of sexual harassment in Daulat Ram College decided to go the police directly because she was not assured of her case being appropriately handled by the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC).
There are regular allegations of sexual harassment incidents in Delhi University, the latest cases being at Daulat Ram and Bharati colleges.
UGC made the complaint panels compulsory in 2016. DU is one of the largest public-funded central universities with over 7 lakh students from across the country and abroad, cannot assure women students of safety and support in gender harassment.
In a letter to the university on Wednesday from the students, noted about the recent incidents that have “brought to light the abysmal lack and non-existence of functional mechanisms to address sexual harassment across colleges and departments in the university”.