On Tuesday, several students at Delhi University’s Indraprastha College for Women (DU IPCW) reported that men had scaled the institute’s boundary walls during a festival and “harassed several students.”
Students harassed at IP college
According to an All India Students’ Association (AISA) activist, the men were heard chanting “Miranda, IP dono hamara (Miranda House and Indraprastha College both are ours)” and “Miranda nahi chhoda to IP bhi nahi chhodenge (We didn’t leave Miranda, we won’t leave IP either)”.
Anjali, the secretary of AISA DU, has called a protest in response to an incident. She accused the Delhi police of being complicit in the incident and claimed that she only escorted the attackers.
Anjali demanded immediate arrests and called on people in Delhi to join the protest. The AISA comrades are outside and ready to start the demonstration.
“Today, IPCW’s fest was going when drunk men climbed the walls, forcefully entered the campus and harassed gender minorities. Men were chanting ‘Miranda IP dono hamara’, ‘Miranda nahi chhoda to IP bhi nahi chhodenge’,” Anjali tweeted.
She said “The administration in response to this locked hostelers instead of taking action against these lumpens! Similar incidents took place in DRC, Miranda, Gargi. The question is what has Delhi police been doing?”
Another student claimed: “The thugs entered the IPCW festival today and harassed several female students, injuring one. The Delhi police simply escorted the thugs out. We demand their immediate arrest.” Police said there was a large crowd of students near the gate of the university during the festival.
In another Tweet, Anjali said ‘Students injured and hospitalised! Who is responsible? Gender minorities molested and harassed! Who is responsible? Where was Delhi Police and Administration when lumpens infiltrated IPCW? From MH to DRC, from KNC to IPCW— WE DEMAND ANSWERS! Join the protest tomorrow!”
An FIR has been registered under sections 337 and 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Seven people have been arrested by police after students at Delhi University’s Indraprastha College for Women alleged that some men scaled the institute’s boundary walls.
DCP (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi said singer Asees Kaur was expected to perform on the second day of the ongoing annual festival, Shruti ’23, and a large crowd had gathered near the gate on Tuesday.
“There was a great crowd. Around 3:00 p.m., some students tried to enter the school all at once and, in the process, fell off. Some were also injured during the incident,” the DCP said.
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