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NLUJAA Vice-Chancellor steps down After Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations; College gets Interim VC, Ms. Aparna Ajitsaria

by Preeti Dhoundiyal
NLUJAA

Aparna Ajitsaria has been appointed as the interim Vice-Chancellor of the National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam (NLUJAA) and is also serving as the director of Judicial Academy, Assam & North Eastern Judicial Officers’ Training Institute, AJS.

Charge as the Interim Vice Chancellor in NLUJAA

From August 3 onwards, ma’am has taken the charge as the interim VC of NLUJAA.

As the erstwhile VC, Professor (Dr.) J S Patil stepped down during in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him, the change has been done.

Patil’s removal was bought into the eyes of the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, who happens to be the Chancellor of the University by the Student Bar Council of the University.

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Allegation on the Former Vice Chancellor of NLUJAA

Some faculty members subsequently stated that “In the past, Prof. Patil has made sexist remarks and used sexually harassing language with the members of the faculty, both female and male”.

The FIR under sections 294 (obscene acts in public), 354A (sexual harassment of women) and 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has reportedly been filed against Dr Patil where he had exposed his nudity to the neighbor’s female family members.

DR. PATIL



Dr.Patil in denial of the allegations told that “It is to tarnish the image of me and my University” and claimed that a counter-case against the complainants has been filed.

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