After a video leak prompted massive protests on campus over the past couple of days, female students at Chandigarh University in Mohali are afraid to use the restroom.
Even though the protests are over and the university has shut down for two days, many students from nearby cities have already gone home.
Students claim that a female student recorded up to 60 personal recordings of other students in her dorm and sent them to her boyfriend in Shimla. They also said that some videos had been put on social media sites and porn sites.
However, police have refuted this. The girl allegedly recorded films of herself and sent them to her lover. Police said they hadn’t found any other videos of other girls and that the students’ fear and unease were caused by rumors.
The girl, her boyfriend, and a second boy, who is reportedly her ex-boyfriend, have all been taken into custody.
Many female students who spoke to NDTV during the protests yesterday evening stated they were now afraid to use the restroom. Police have also begun investigating whether the hostel has any covert cameras.
A protesting girl responded, “I am a day scholar, but students residing in hostels will definitely be worried,” when asked if there is fear among the students. She claimed that because the police had been bought off by the university administration, they were not standing up for the students.
Another student claimed that the police comments are inconsistent: “Why is she locked up if she merely forwarded her video? Their assertions are illogical. We want everything to return to normal and for courses to begin, but we also don’t want any confusion. ”
The dormitory warden, who has now been suspended for reportedly misbehaving with the female students, was criticised by a different student protester. Where is the alleged warden who claimed that your clothing, not the films, is the issue? She claimed that the reason boys produce inappropriate movies is their clothing. The warden is the reason why female students feel uncomfortable talking to university officials. “