The administration of University of Peshawar (UoP) has suspended a teacher on charges of sexually harassing girl students. The UoP has also set up a committee to further probe allegations against him. Perhaps, for the first time in the history of UoP, a teacher has been suspended on charges of sexual harassment.
“It can be a tip of the iceberg as fears of girl students, suppressed due to moral and social inhibitions since long, slowly go away and they speak up against senior teachers, involved in sexual harassment,” sources at the university said.
The UoP spokesperson, said that it was moral responsibility of the university administration to take action against the teacher when enough proofs were found against him. The accused, a teacher of History department, was suspended and a four-member committee with Prof Sara Safdar, dean faculty of social sciences, as its head was formed to probe the issue further, he added.