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Appeals to not share videos allegedly leaked amid Chandigarh University stir

Sep 18, 2022 11:05 AM IST

Chandigarh University protest: Massive protests broke out late night at the varsity amid allegations that videos of some girl students were put out online.

Shock and horror gripped Punjab after some videos of girl students of the Chandigarh University were allegedly uploaded on social media, prompting massive protests at the varsity. A police case has been registered amid a deluge of strong reactions from all quarters. Appeals to not share these videos online also grew stronger.

Chandigarh University Protests:  Anger is brewing over the alleged leak of the clips. 
Chandigarh University Protests:  Anger is brewing over the alleged leak of the clips. 

As state’s education minister, Harjot Singh Bains, urged for calm, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted on the matter, saying “strictest action would be taken against those found guilty.” As per the initial inputs available, late-night protests erupted at the varsity after a girl student was accused of making a video of fellow students and sending it to a boy in Shimla. Later, the cops and the university also clarified that only one video was made by the girl - of herself and she had sent it to the boy.

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While the girl has been held, leaders across political parties have condemned the incident.

"It's an unfortunate incident. Police should take serious action against those involved in this incident so that such incidents do not occur again," Union minister and BJP leader Som Parkash was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Leaders and units associated with the Congress also shared posts, expressing anger. "This horrific incident in Chandigarh University is not only a proof of the failure of “Beti Bachao" but it is another proof of how unsafe our educational institutions are becoming for women. The offender must be punished severely for this act. Very embarrassing!" tweeted All India Mahila Congress in Hindi, referring to rival BJP's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padao' movement.

"To all responsible Indians, please do not repost, forward or share any MMS/video of the #chandigarhuniversity horror. Let us be a digitally responsible society," Congress leader Pawan Khera tweeted.

The police have underlined that no suicide attempts were made amid rumours.

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