Protests In Chandigarh University After Girls’ Hostel Videos Leaked Online

Punjab school education minister asked the students of Chandigarh University to remain calm.

Students at Chandigarh University in Punjab’s Mohali held protests after a girl allegedly leaked private videos of her hostel mates online. Police have registered a case and the accused girl has been arrested.

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  1. The police and the university administration have rubbished social media posts claiming that several girls attempted to die by suicide after their videos leaked only. The privately-run university’s officials have said one girl was hospitalised after she fainted, and her condition is now stable. 

  2. “So far in our investigation, we have found out that there is only one video of the accused herself. She has not recorded any other video of anyone else. Electronic devices and mobile phones have been taken into custody and will be sent for forensic examination,” Mohali police chief Vivek Soni said, news agency ANI reported.

  3. Mr Soni said no deaths or suicide attempts have been reported and appealed to people to not believe rumours. “One student who was taken in an ambulance was suffering from anxiety and our team is in contact with her,” he said.

  4. “It’s a matter of a video being shot by a girl student and circulated… Forensic evidence is being collected. So far no attempt to (die by) suicide have reported. People should not pay attention to any rumours,” the police officer said.

  5. Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister and chief of the Aam Aadmi Party that rules Punjab, has termed the incident “shameful” and called for patience.

  6. “In Chandigarh University, a girl has gone viral by recording objectionable videos of many girl students. This is very serious and shameful. All the culprits involved in this will get the harshest punishment. Victim girls have courage. We are all with you. All act with patience,” Mr Kejriwal said in a tweet.

  7. Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati has said that an investigation into the matter is underway. “This is a serious matter, an investigation is underway. I am here to assure parents of all students that the accused won’t be spared,” she said.

  8. Ms Gulati further clarified that ambulances had been called into the campus last night after a few students who were part of the protest started suffering from anxiety. 

  9. Punjab Minister of School Education Harjot Singh Bains has appealed to the students of the university to keep calm. No one guilty will be spared. It’s a very sensitive matter and relates to dignity of our sisters and daughters. We all including media should be very very cautious, it is also test of ours now as a society,” the minister tweeted.

  10. From the Opposition Congress, senior party leader Pawan Khera has appealed to people to not share the leaked video. “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,” he tweeted.

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