Protests erupt at Chandigarh University after objectionable videos of women students leaked
18 September, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
After allegedly "leaked undesirable recordings" of female students went viral, Chandigarh University students organised a sizable protest in Mohali on Saturday night.
After allegedly “leaked undesirable recordings” of female students went viral, Chandigarh University students organised a sizable protest in Mohali on Saturday night.
Students who were protesting said that a student had recorded films of female students while they were bathing in the dorm. Later, the video became popular on social media. The students who were protesting also alleged that suicide attempts by female dormitory residents occurred after the recordings became public. Police, however, denied the allegations of suicide attempts. In this case, police detained one student.
While speaking on Chandigarh University controversy, Mohali Vivek Soni, senior superintendent of police said, “It involves student-shot films that were later shared online. The accused student was taken into custody after a FIR was filed in the case. There have been no deaths associated with this occurrence. No documented attempt at suicide has been made, according to medical data.”
He added, “There is a gathering of forensic evidence. No recorded suicide attempts have been made thus far. Students’ medical histories have been documented. Rumors should not be believed by anyone.”
Chandigarh University students have been urged to maintain their composure by Punjab School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains, who also reassured them that the guilty will not be spared.
In a tweet, Minister stated “I respectfully ask all Chandigarh University students to maintain their composure. No guilty person will get off easy. It is a very delicate issue that pertains to our sisters’ and daughters’ respect.”
Punjab State Women Commission acknowledged the issue.
“This is a really important issue. There is an inquiry going on. I’m here to reassure all parents that the accused would not get away with anything “Manisha Gulati, head of the Punjab State Women Commission, stated.
More information is awaited.