A former worker of the Indian National Congress’ student wing purportedly sent a letter to the media containing WhatsApp conversations between Fairoz Khan and others. Sexual harassment charges have been levied against the National President of NSUI, (National Students’ Union of India). Khan has categorically rejected all the charges labeling them as ‘politically motivated’ and ‘baseless’.
The woman, who is an office bearer and former probationary national office bearer from Chhattisgarh, has alleged that NSUI President Fairoz Khan has been sexually harassing young women in lieu of political appointments. The allegations came to light late Sunday night after rumoured WhatsApp conversations between another woman and Fairoz, were released to the media.
NSUI has taken suo motu cognizance of sexual harassment allegations made against its National President Fairoz Khan.
Through a telephonic conversation, Ruchi Gupta, National In charge of NSUI informed DU Beat that they haven’t received any formal complaint from the girl yet. “NSUI has set up a AICC committee to investigate the matter. Deepender Hooda is a part of the investigating committee.”
“The NSUI and Rahul Gandhi should take cognizance of this serious allegation but Fairoz is openly attending NSUI meetings,” told Saket Bahugana, the National Media Convener of ABVP to DU Beat.
Kawalpreet Kaur, DU AISA head, reckoned that the matter is absolutely shameful and the inquiry can’t be fair unless the accused is not suspended from his post.
The report will be subsequently updated with the further flow of information on the matter.