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Jakarta Post

Sexual harassment allegations emerge in state-run Islamic universities

  • Jon Afrizal and Nedi Putra

    The Jakarta Post

Jambi and Malang   /   Tue, June 18, 2019   /  05:54 pm
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Citra, not her real name, recalled being sexually harassed by one of her male lecturers, Budi, also not his real name, starting in 2016 when she was still a student at the School of Sharia in the Sultan Thaha Saifuddin Islamic State University in Jambi (UIN Jambi). At that time, she was a class coordinator and Budi gave lectures in several courses on campus. Consequently, the two exchanged cellphone numbers at the beginning of the semester for academic purposes — or that was what she thought. However, Citra said Budi started to call her for no reason, usually in the evenings. During those frequent and long calls she said he often called her “darling” and at the end of every phone call Budi always asked Citra to go to a karaoke place with him. She said she always declined politely. "That was very uncomfortable for me, but what can I do? I am a woman and at ...