INDIA: At Chandigarh University in Mohali, there have been widespread demonstrations after a female is accused of online-leaking private films of her roommates. The Mohali police reportedly questioned a girl on the incident.
Authorities claim that the girl was being questioned because other hostel tenants suspect she has been posting pictures and videos of them on porn websites.
Social media users alleged that several ladies committed suicide attempts due to the incident, although authorities and the management of the Chandigarh university have refuted this.
“It’s a matter of a video being shot by a girl student & circulated. FIR has been registered in the matter & accused is arrested. No death has been reported related to this incident. As per medical records, no attempt (to commit suicide) is reported”, said SSP Mohali Vivek Soni.
The incident has been reported to the cybercrime section, and Mohali Police will file an FIR soon.
Appeal for calm
On Saturday night, hundreds of students took to the streets to demand justice for the victims. Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains asked the protesting students to calm down after the campus became chaotic.
“I humbly request all the students of Chandigarh University to remain calm, no one guilty will be spared.
It’s a very sensitive matter & relates to dignity of our sisters & daughters.
We all including media should be very very cautious,it is also test of ours now as a society,” he tweeted.
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi and the leader of the AAP, took notice of the situation in Chandigarh and asked that those responsible receive the greatest punishment. He offered his support to the students who were protesting and urged them to be patient.
In the meantime, Manisha Gulati, the chair of the Punjab Women Commission, went to the university on Sunday morning to assess the situation. “A serious investigation is being conducted in this case. I’m here to ensure all parents that their children will face justice,” regarding the leaked videos, she reported.