Huge protests by students have broken out at Chandigarh University after a student allegedly leaked the sensitive videos of her hostel mates online! An FIR has been registered on the accused girl, and she has been taken into custody for questioning.
Meanwhile, reports of several affected students committing suicides have been circulating online – all are quashed by the police and University management. Several ministers and prominent people have urged the relevant authorities to take serious action on the concerned matter.
Leaking Private Videos Online of CU Students
Since late Saturday, students of Chandigarh University have started protesting in huge numbers at the campus – regarding a girl student leaking private videos of her hostel mates online!
This girl viral the 60 girls mms in Chandigarh university kindly take strict action on this girl @INCChandigarh @narendramodi @ChandigarhUT #chandigarhuniversity #justiceforcugirls pic.twitter.com/7JVHN0oBNZ
— Shanu XD (@shanu00001) September 17, 2022
The accused was said to be studying MBA (1st year) at Chandigarh University and had sent videos of around 60 girls taking baths in the hostel – to a boy in Shimla, who then shared them on social media. Since the content being public, several affected students have reportedly tried committed suicide.
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
— Pawan Khera 🇮🇳 (@Pawankhera) September 18, 2022
But this was soon quashed by the college management, and police said that no deaths or attempts of suicides were recorded yet, as per their medical records. Asking people not to pay attention to such rumors, Mohali police chief Vivek Soni told ANI;
“It’s a matter of a video being shot by a girl student and circulated … Forensic evidence is being collected. So far, no attempts to (die by) suicide have been reported. Medical records of students have been taken on record.”
Soon, the police registered a case against the accused girl under Sections 354 c of the IPC and IT act at the Gharuan police post. While there were no suicides yet, the University management said that one girl was hospitalized after being fainted from the leak, but her condition is now stable.
Protest breaks out in Chandigarh University after someone secretly recorded videos of girls from hostel bathroom and leaked them online. University administration is trying to muzzle the protest, according to a student : @PunYaab
— Yogita Bhayana योगिता भयाना (@yogitabhayana) September 17, 2022
As students demand justice from huge protests, the Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati said that an investigation is underway. The state’s Minister of School Education, Harjot Singh Bains, has asked the protesters to keep calm and assured that the guilty would not be spared.