Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on Monday gave a Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over ‘indecent behaviour with students of Delhi’s Gargi college during the college’s annual festival’.
Delhi Police have begun a probe into the matter of alleged harassment and sexual abuse of female students in the college by a number of unidentified men during the fest on February 6.
“We are inquiring into the matter. However, we haven’t received any complaint so far,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) South, Atul Thakur.
National Commission for Women (NCW) has also taken cognizance of alleged sexual assault on students of Delhi University’s Gargi College for women.
Earlier, students from south Delhi’s all-girls Gargi College alleged that they were manhandled, molested and sexually assaulted on the college campus during ‘Reverie’, the annual cultural fest, by drunk men who barged inside the college under the watch of the police.
“I could see women, first-year students lying unconscious, unattended on the field. It was a medical emergency as well,” quoted an eye-witness who is also a student of the college.
“The administration did nothing to control it. The RAF (Rapid Action Force) personnel were standing right across the campus. They did absolutely nothing. We have visuals,” she added.
In a statement, the Left-backed Democratic Students’ Federation (DSF) said, the college fest saw a deliberate negligence on the part of the administration and the security led to a situation where inebriated men were allowed to enter the campus sexually assault the students.
They claimed students have also said that these men were shouting “Jai Sri Ram” and holding saffron flags.
A student also alleged that when she approached the college principal Promila Kumar, she responded by saying that I should have not come to the fest if I felt so unsafe.
Speaking about the students allegations, she said that “This is a false allegation. One of the students did come to me, so I asked her to stay with me until the situation became normal, but she disappeared suddenly.”