Chandigarh College row: Protests over objectionable video rumours, CM orders probe

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The protest occurred previous midnight at Chandigarh College campus situated at Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway. The college authorities, nonetheless, rejected reviews that movies of a number of ladies college students had been made and shared on social media.

Chandigarh College is within the eye of the storm over “rumours” that some objectionable movies of a number of feminine college students had been recorded by a girl scholar. College students held a large protest previous midnight at Chandigarh College campus situated at Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday ordered a probe and expressed anguish over the incident, and mentioned strict motion could be taken in opposition to these discovered responsible.

The college authorities, nonetheless, rejected reviews that movies of a number of ladies college students had been made and shared on social media. Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Sheel Soni instructed reporters that protests erupted within the college after a ”hearsay” that movies of a number of ladies college students had been made.

Now the Nationwide Fee for Girls (NCW) has taken word, and chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to the Director Common of Police, Punjab, to file an FIR in opposition to the culprits instantly and to take care of the matter strictly and with none laxity. The victims should be given correct counselling, and their security and safety should be ensured, the NCW mentioned.

Police personnel work together with college students of Chandigarh College protesting on the campus after non-public movies of a number of ladies college students had been posted on social media in Mohali on September 17. A feminine scholar allegedly concerned in sharing the movies on-line has been apprehended. (PTI Picture)

He mentioned an FIR beneath IPC part 354-C (voyeurism) and the IT Act had been registered within the matter, and a girl scholar had been apprehended. Throughout preliminary investigation, it has come to gentle that the girl scholar, who had been apprehended, had shared her video with somebody acknowledged to be from Himachal Pradesh, whose position can be beneath the scanner, the police officer mentioned.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Get together nationwide convener Arvind Kejriwal additionally mentioned these concerned within the incident would get strict punishment. “In Chandigarh College, a woman recorded objectionable movies of a number of woman college students and made them viral. That is very severe and shameful. All of the culprits concerned on this will get the harshest punishment. Sufferer ladies ought to preserve braveness. We’re all with you. All ought to act with persistence,” he mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.

Dr Arvinder Singh Kang, Director, College students Welfare of Chandigarh College, mentioned, “On the preliminary degree, we investigated and didn’t discover that movies of different college students had been made.”

”For truthful investigation, college authorities received the FIR registered into the incident for a radical and truthful probe. Rumours concerning tried suicide (by some college students) and MMS of 60 college students aren’t appropriate,” he mentioned. Punjab Minister for Faculty Schooling Harjot Singh Bains requested the college’s college students to remain calm and warranted them that the responsible wouldn’t be spared.

”It’s a delicate matter and issues the dignity of our sisters and daughters. All of us, together with the media, needs to be very cautious. It is usually a check of our society,” Bains mentioned in a tweet.

Urging folks to not pay any consideration to any hearsay, SSP Soni mentioned no case of tried suicide by any lady scholar got here to note. He additionally mentioned no dying befell in reference to the incident. To a different query, Soni mentioned forensic proof was being collected within the matter.

Punjab State Girls Fee Chairperson Manisha Gulati additionally reached the college campus to take inventory of the state of affairs. ”I perceive dad and mom’ concern, and I need to guarantee them that the incident is being investigated by the police,” she mentioned.

“It’s a matter of deep investigation why the girl, who made the video, did so. Whether or not or not she shot movies of different ladies is a matter of investigation,” Gulati mentioned.

(With inputs from PTI)

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