Sexual harassment at work places: 27 cases registered in 5 yrs

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said 27 cases of sexual harassments in government departments have been registered in the last six years.
In response to a question by MLC Surinder Kumar Choudhary during the ongoing budget session in the Legislative Council (LC), the government said the highest cases registered were 10 in 2015 followed by six in 2014 and four cases in 2011.
The government said two cases were registered in 2012 while as one each case was registered in 2010 and 2013 and three cases were registered in 2016.
As per the government reply only three persons including two in 2014 and one in 2011 out of 27 have been acquitted over the past six years.
The government added that 13 people have been arrested while as challan has been issued against 21 people and five cases sexual harassment are under investigation.
About the reports of sexual harassment in Jammu University, the government in its written reply said there were reports of such cases but no case was found to be considered under the purview of sexual harassment except for the year 2014—15.
As per the figures, four cases of sexual harassment have been registered in Jammu University. A case is pending due to the stay orders by the JK High Court while in other the offender was removed from the administrative and academic positions.