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After molestations, CGC Landran to beef up security on campus

Shailee Dogra, Hindustan Times  SAS Nagar, November 07, 2012
First Published: 00:28 IST(7/11/2012) | Last Updated: 00:37 IST(7/11/2012)

Pulling up its socks in a bid to temper the negative publicity it attracted after molestation of girl students during the annual fest, Chandigarh Group of Colleges in Landran today announced a slew of steps it would take to beef up security on the campus. Following molestation of girl students on November 3, four students were suspended by college authority even as police arrested three of the accused. 

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College authorities said that only those with valid identity cards would be allowed on the campus even on normal working days, and that no events would be held during night hours in future in view of security of the girl students.

A club to train girl students in self-defence and counsel male students against eve-teasing would be set up on the campus.

Decisions on these proposed actions were taken by students of different batches and college management after a marathon meetings held by CGC chairman Satnam Singh Sandhu on Tuesday.
"I held a meeting with students and we decided to restrict the entry of outsiders on the campus. Each students would be checked and only those with valid identity cards allowed on the campus," said Sandhu.

The main aim of the emergency meeting was to restore peace on the college campus and ensure that outsiders were not allowed to take advantage of the issue and vitiate academic atmosphere of the college, he added.

Sandhu said that the proposed girls club would hold regular workshops and seminars on the campus on eve-teasing and educate students to refrain from crimes against women.
As per the proposal mooted by students, the club should hire a psychologist to counsel students.
"We proposed to set up a female club in the college, which will also have a psychologist to counsel students. We plan to set it up by next week," said Nandini, a first-year student of BTech.

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