Under pressure to withdraw complaints

Five of the eight Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, who accused professor Atul Johri of sexual harassment, on Wednesday claimed they were under pressure from various sources to withdraw their complaints.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Five of eight Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, who had accused professor Atul Johri of sexual harassment, on Wednesday claimed they were under pressure from various sources to withdraw their complaints. Complainants, all of whom are pursuing research under Johri at the School of Life, Sciences, said that it has taken them immense courage to speak up.

Students rejected claims made by Johri’s lawyer that the professor had warned them against their irregular attendance over email and that the students’ had filed “false FIRs” against him in order to stop him from taking any action against them.

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