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SC/ST panel suggests spl cell for students to report discrimination

DNMUM437638 | 6/13/2019 | Author : Dhaval Kulkarni | WC :304



After the suicide of a medical student, who allegedly faced harassment and caste-based discrimination at the hands of her seniors, it may be mandatory for all educational institutions to establish a cell to handle cases of ragging and casteist slurs.
“As part of preventive measures, we are planning to suggest to the state government that a backward classes cell be established in every institution on lines of the Vishakha committee (to prevent acts of sexual harassment),” said C L Thool, member (legal) of Maharashtra SC/ST Commission. This cell will handle grievances and complaints of caste-based discrimination and harassment by students from weaker sections like Dalits and tribals.
The commission had taken suo motu cognizance
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