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Can institutional safeguards prevent campus sexual harassment?

Students protesting at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) had said that women on campus were constantly subjected to harassment with the administration paying no heed to their complaints. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The last few weeks saw the campus of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) witnessing massive protests by students who felt that the administration’s response to complaints of sexual harassment were inadequate. According to several students, this was not a one-off incident and women on campus were constantly subjected to harassment with the administration paying no heed to their complaints. “Each time…

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Government Says Safeguards in Place to Prevent Misuse of P-Notes

Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said FPIs are prohibited from issuing P-Notes to resident Indians/non-resident Indians. New Delhi: The government has put in place several safeguards to prevent misuse of Participatory Notes, or P-Notes, and there is no information with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) wherein entities or investors in the country are using the route of and investing black money through it, Parliament was informed on Friday. “Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) are prohibited from issuing PNs to Resident Indians/Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and they are…

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