Chandigarh University Shut till September 24 Amid Protest Against Objectionable Videos

Guwahati: Chandigarh University has been closed to students until Saturday (September 24) due to a commotion following the suspected release of undesirable videos from the university’s girls’ hostel.

The decision was made after widespread student demonstrations calling for action in response to claims that a fellow hosteller had taken unpleasant films of many females and posted them online. Two suspects have been taken into custody and two have been arrested in relation to the incident.

Images taken today from the university campus showed a number of students carrying their bags as they departed the building.

According to reports, protests that started on Saturday night lasted until late on Sunday.

Students who were protesting said that a student had recorded films of female students while they were bathing in the dorm. Later, the video went viral on social media. The students who were protesting also alleged that suicide attempts by female hostel residents occurred after the recordings became public. Police, however, disproved all allegations of suicide.

Late on Sunday night, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) GS Bhullar addressed the unruly students and attempted to calm them down by stating that “implicit faith is important” and “law is being followed.”

Implicit faith is required, thus we’ll keep coming to you, stated DIG GS Bhullar.

According to DIG Bhullar, the police are attempting to close a communication vacuum that existed earlier.

“The problem has been a lack of communication. We have repeatedly made clarifications. Students are given the assurance that the law is being upheld and that all legal processes are being followed “said DIG Bhullar.

Students having attempted suicide were also denied as “rumours” by Mohali Deputy Commissioner (DC) Amit Talwar.

“There is no information available about suicide. It is a rumour that has gained traction. We have received no information indicating a suicide has occurred “said Talwar.

On Sunday, one accused identified as Sunny Mehta was arrested. The young man is from a village in Shimla district’s Rohru Sub division, about 130 kilometres from the northern town.

 “Punjab Police has arrested and has left with the accused from Rohru in case FIR no 194/22 dt 18/9/22 u/s 354C IPC, 66E IT act PS Sadar Kharad Punjab. The 23-year accused, resident of Rohru has been handed over to them,” read a statement of Shimla Police.

Police have also taken the female student from Chandigarh University in Mohali into custody. She allegedly claimed that she had recorded some girls and forwarded the tapes to a young man in Shimla.

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