Men climbed walls of Indraprastha College Delhi University and harassed female students, 7 arrested

Delhi University: Students at Delhi University’s Indraprastha College for Women alleged that some men scaled the institute’s boundary walls during a fest on Tuesday and “harassed several students”.

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According to police, an FIR has been registered under sections 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 188 (disobedience to an order lawfully promulgated by a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code and detained seven people.

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal took to Twitter, saying she is issuing a notice to the Delhi Police.

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Delhi University Indraprastha College Women Harassment: What happened?

The police said ‘Festival Shurti’ in IP College for Women was going on where an artist, Asees Kaur, was to perform. There was excess crowd. Around 3 pm, some overzealous students tried to enter the college. In the process, there was pressure on gates and some of the students fell down while some others got injured, police said.

Seven people, all Delhi University students, have been detained and arrest will be made based on CCTV footage/evidences, they added.

An All India Students’ Association (AISA) activist alleged that the men were heard chanting “Miranda, IP dono hamara (Miranda House and Indraprastha College both are ours)” and “Miranda nahi chhoda to IP bhi nahi chhodenge (We didn’t leave Miranda, we won’t leave IP either)”.

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In October, some students of Delhi University’s all-women Miranda House College alleged that several men scaled the boundary walls and the gates during an open Diwali fest on campus and indulged in “cat-calling and sexist sloganeering”.

The AISA’s Delhi University unit secretary and former Indraprastha College for Women (IPCW) student Anjali shared purported photos and videos of the incident. In the photo, four men are seen standing near the IPCW boundary wall while another is scaling the wall.