Chandigarh: Following reports that some videos of female students at Chandigarh University were posted on social media, shock and terror have descended upon Punjab, sparking violent demonstrations at the university. In the midst of a barrage of passionate responses from all directions, a police case has been registered. The need to refrain from posting these videos online has also grown greater.
“Strictest action would be taken against those found guilty” Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the AAP, tweeted about the situation at the same time that state’s education minister Harjot Singh Bains asked for restraint, stating that “strictest action would be taken against those found guilty.” According to the preliminary information that is now available, the varsity had late-night demonstrations when a female student recorded a video of about 60 other students taking a bath in the dormitory and forwarded it to a boy in Shimla.
Even though the girl is being detained, politicians from all political parties have denounced the event.
It’s a terrible incident. Som Parkash, a BJP leader and union minister, was quoted by news agency ANI as stating, “Police should take stern action against individuals engaged in this incident to ensure that similar incidents do not occur again.”
Oppostion Attacks BJP
Leaders and units connected to the Congress also posted on social media their rage. This horrifying occurrence at Chandigarh University serves as another evidence of how unsafe our educational institutions are for women, as well as the failure of “Beti Bachao” policy. For this offence, the offender needs to get a harsh penalty. Very shameful!” tweeted All India Mahila Congress in Hindi, referring to the BJP’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ initiative.
“To all responsible Indians, please do not repost, forward or share any MMS/video of the #chandigarhuniversity horror. Let us be a digitally responsible society,” Congress leader Pawan Khera tweeted.
Bhagwant Mann, the Chief Minister of Punjab, has not yet responded to the incident.
The police have emphasised that despite rumours, there were no documented suicide attempts.