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New Delhi: Indian universities in 2014-15 reported 75 cases of sexual harassment with Delhi topping the chart with 27 cases, the human resource development (HRD) ministry informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

HRD minister Smriti Irani told the House that between April 2014 and March 2015, the University Grants Commission, the apex higher education regulator, received these harassment complaints.

Delhi is followed by Uttar Pradesh (23 cases), Haryana (7 cases) and Odisha (6 cases). States like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Tripura reported two cases each, where as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Karnataka and Assam reported one case each from their campuses.

The minister, in her written reply, said UGC had received complaints against the “heads or members of faculties of Punjab University, Jadavpur University (West Bengal), Teri and St Stephen’s College, Delhi".

Irani said UGC has sent an advisory to all institutes to set up a committee and a separate cell to deal with issues of gender-based violence.

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