Delhi High Court issues notice to JNU, UGC in GS CASH case

The Delhi High Court has issued notice to Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University Grants Commission in a petition filed by some teachers of JNU against the disbanding of GS CASH. GS CASH, the University’s Committee for entertaining complaints of sexual harassment, was replaced with an Internal Complaints Committee vide an administrative decision. As students and teachers protested against the order, ‘Saksham Taskforce,’ appointed by the UGC to ensure gender sensitisation in Universities questioned this decision, given that GS CASH was fully compliant with the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court in the case of Vishakha and Ors. v. State of Rajasthan. The Court has also directed that the office of the GS CASH should remain sealed during the pendency of the proceedings.

Madhu Shani And Ors. vs.   Jawaharlal Nehru University and Anr. W.P.(C)8446/2017 (High Court of Delhi)