DU bans rallies after girl alleges assault
The Delhi University proctor today banned all rallies and demonstrations on the North Campus after a student of the Indraprastha College for Women alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a group during a rally a day earlier.delhi Updated: Sep 01, 2012 23:11 IST
The Delhi University proctor on Saturday banned all rallies and demonstrations on the North Campus after a student of the Indraprastha College for Women alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a group during a rally a day earlier.
DU's student union elections will be held on September 14.
The student complained to her college authorities who later sent her to the proctor. She has, however, not filed a police complaint.
Instances of sexual harassment are not new to the election season in DU. Most students, however, avoid filing complaints.
"We all avoid going out whenever there is an election rally. It is sad but most student leaders behave like hooligans and are not worthy of our support," said Mehak, a student at Miranda House who goes only by her first name.
Student parties have held rallies this election season in violation of varsity rules.
DU has this year stipulated that more than four students will not be allowed to canvass. Friday's rally was also a clear violation of this order.
Both the NSUI and the ABVP have condemned the indefinite ban on rallies and demonstrations as "undemocratic".
The ABVP has said it will go ahead with a rally on the North Campus in favour of women's safety despite the ban.