Chandigarh University students continue protest, police says rumours of leaked videos ‘false’

Students of Chandigarh University campus have been continuing a protest over “rumours” that some objectionable videos of several women students were recorded.

Meanwhile Chandigarh University on Sunday denied claims that private videos of hostel girls were leaked, saying only one student had shared her own personal video which was circulated online. The police have registered a case and the girl has been arrested.

In a statement released by Chandigarh University, Pro-Chancellor Dr. RS Bawa said, “The rumour which is circulating through media that 60 objectionable MMS have been found of students … is totally false and baseless. During the preliminary investigation conducted by the University, there have been no videos found of any student which are objectionable except a personal video shot by a girl which was shared by herself to her boyfriend.”

Mohali DC Amit Talwar at a press conference stated that there was “no reality” in claims over attempted suicides. He added that some of the girls fainted, and were provided the medical assistance.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that a high level inquiry has been ordered into the incident. “Sad to hear the incident of Chandigarh University. Our daughters are our pride. Have ordered a high level inquiry into the incident. Whoever is guilty will take strict action. I am constantly in touch with the administration. I appeal to all of you to avoid rumours.”

The National Commission for Women released a statement where they said that they have taken serious note of the matter. “Chairperson Ms Rekha Sharma has written to Director General of Police, Punjab, as well as Vice Chancellor of Chandigarh University to take stringent action against the culprits.”

Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati has said that an investigation into the matter is underway. “This is a serious matter, an investigation is underway. I am here to assure parents of all students that the accused won’t be spared,” she said.