Maharashtra Legislative Council Deputy Speaker Neelam Gorhe on Saturday spoke of the concept of creating a “safe campus” in educational institutions in cities and districts to prevent harassment, atrocities and harassment of “While there are laws and enforcement mechanisms in place, unless and until there is micro-surveillance on campus, its implementation will simply remain on paper. The mechanism Safe Campus will include email communication between educational institutions and female students to register their complaints and address their grievances and also ultimately for their redress within a limited timeframe,” he said. she stated.
Gorhe said the Safe Campus also aims to establish an appropriate redress mechanism for female students. “Educational institutions and local police stations will be in constant contact to further enhance the safety of female students on campuses. A local police station will delegate a female constable who can share day-to-day student grievances that can be dealt with quickly,’ she noted. She added that she gave guidelines today that each educational institution should coordinate well with the police by forming a joint committee so that they can review grievances on a regular basis.
Gorhe said that the Safe Campus was recently discussed during the online meeting that took place with the vice-chancellors of the universities in the presence of the Minister of Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant.
”Visakha Samiti should be established in every educational institution. Legal orientation workshops should be organized with the help of NGOs through the Women’s Vigilance Committees, frequent refresher trainings should be given to the police officers of the Damini squads. Vigilance committees should be asked to stay in touch with female victims and provide them with advice,” she said.
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