Two girl students of Pondicherry University who were threatened of sexual assault and subjected to ragging lodged a complaint with the University authorities. The University preferred to divert the issue by terming issue as group clash. The University has not bothered to look into the complaint from the perspective of sexual harassment, but has been repeatedly attempting to cover-up the issue by resorting to false propaganda. The Public Relations Officer has been issuing statements in an attempt to carry forward the ‘tale‘of group clash through the media. Mrs. Renuka Appdurai, former Education…



Dr. M. Mangapati Pallam Raju
The Minister of Human Resource Development
Government of India


Subject: Case of Sexual Harassment and Ragging in Pondicherry University

We wish to bring to your notice the appalling response of the Pondicherry University (PU) administration to the serious incidents of sexual harassment, ragging and intimidation of girl students in the university. Instead of punishing the perpetrators of the above-mentioned crimes, the PU administration has chosen to suspend the complainants and the students who stood by them.
The background to the recent developments is as…

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