Chandigarh University News: A storm of fear, outrage in Chandigarh from girls hostel video ‘leaked’ Chandigarh News – Times of India

Chandigarh/Shimla: Accused on a student Chandigarh University By recording and sharing “objectionable videos” of fellow boarders in hostels with your boyfriend Mohali Late Saturday set in a maze of fear, rumors and unrest, culminating in the arrests of the two on Sunday, even as officials clarified that there was no breach of confidentiality.
“The suspect had sent his videos to his lover in Shimla. While she was in the washroom the other girls saw her recording and panicked thinking that she was shooting their video. If any girl and boy are sharing videos and not making them public, then it is not an offense as per law,” said Mohali SSP Vivek Sheel Soni. Police said there is no video other than that of the arrested student being shot and shared.
Until police and university officials issued a denial about a batch of videos purportedly going viral of boarders, about a girl dying by suicide and several others attempting to harm themselves. baseless speculation added to the storm Oppose Barrelling through campus.
Video controversy: Students block highway, try to enter VC’s office
At the center of the controversy, a PG first year student of Chandigarh University was arrested from the university campus in Gharuan, while her boyfriend was detained in the native village of Rohru in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district. A 31-year-old man was later taken into custody, but police did not say how and how he was linked to the investigation.
Though the SSP said that sharing one’s private videos with anyone is not an offense, Mohali police registered an FIR at Gharua police station under section 354C (viewing and/or capturing of a photograph of a girl or woman indulging in a private act) , where he would ordinarily not be expected to see the IPC and the Information Technology Act.
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann launched an inquiry into the episode, stating that “daughters are the dignity and pride of Punjab”. He urged people not to get influenced by “rumours spread by anti-social elements”. Mohali DC Amit Talwar announced a magisterial inquiry and formation of a special investigation team.
Earlier in the day, protesting students blocked the Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway and faced lathi-charge by university guards while trying to barge into the VC’s office and raise slogans against the officials. Many protesters refused to bow down till late in the night.
Additional DGP Gurpreet Kaur Deo, who looks after the Department of Community Affairs and Women’s Affairs, said, “We have thoroughly investigated the matter. , , There is no evidence other than shooting and sharing the video of the arrested student. Dev said the student’s mobile phone has been sent for forensic scan.
The viral video clip purportedly showed an unconscious girl being taken to a hospital in an ambulance, who fainted while participating in a student protest. Dev said he was treated at a local dispensary and discharged.
In Shimla, Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu said a request had been received from his Punjab counterpart Gaurav Yadav to arrest the girl’s boyfriend, whose act sparked controversy. He was handed over to the Mohali police team.
In view of the protest, the university declared Monday and Tuesday as non-teaching days. While no classes will be conducted, faculty and other staff members from academic and non-academic departments are to report on work as usual. Concerned parents rushed to the university campus to take their daughters home after news of the protests hit the headlines. Ranjit Singh, who came to take the daughter home, said, ‘The university management should take this incident very seriously so that it does not happen again. ,
Allaying the fears of the parents, the Pro-Chancellor of the University said, “The University is fully committed and competent to ensure the safety of all our students, especially girl students. ,
(Inputs from Anand Bodh in Shimla)
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