Lack of coordination between police, IP college led to harassment incident during fest: DCW
Press Trust of India|Apr 11, 2023
NEW DELHI: AAP MLAs raised the issue of alleged harassment of students of the Indraprastha College for Women in the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday and blamed the Lt Governor for the "poor" law and order situation here. Four BJP MLAs were marshalled out of the Assembly following arguments with Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on the issues to be taken up for discussion in the House.
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". The police have registered a case and detained seven person in this regard. Women and Child Development minister Atishi said the incident of IP College in the national capital has shocked the whole country.
"The Centre and its LG under whom the law and order in the national capital comes are responsible for the incident," she said in an attack on the BJP. AAP MLA Bhavna Gaur raised the matter of women security and law and order in view of Tuesday's incident. The BJP members, however, wanted a discussion on the issue of corruption, including the now-scrapped excise policy, but the Speaker did not allow it, saying it had already been discussed.
Also Read | 'Fight for secular campus': AISA asks DU proctor to treat communal events the way she treats protests
"We should be ashamed that men trespassed into women's college and misbehaved with the students. This is a serious issue. Does women security not matter to you? The college is close to the Vidhan Sabha, the chief minister's residence and right under the nose of the Raj Niwas," he said. Goel requested the BJP members to leave the House if they did not want to participate in the discussion on the issue of women security and law and order in Delhi.
When the BJP MLAs did not relent, the Speaker ordered that four of them -- Jitendra Mahajan, Ajay Mahawar, O P Sharma and Mohan Singh Bisht -- be marshalled out. Targeting L-G V K Saxena, AAP MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam asked him to step down if he cannot handle the law and order in Delhi.
"The Lieutenant Governor does not take action in matters relating to him, but interferes in the government's work," he alleged. AAP MLA Bandana Kumari claimed that the police did not respond timely to calls made by the students. She said the force completely failed to deliver on the sensitive issue of women safety.
BJP MLA Vijender Gupta sought to corner the AAP government over the issue, alleging rise in alcoholism had a negative impact on women safety in the city. The recent surge in alcoholism due to the government's liquor policy has had a detrimental impact on women's safety," he charged. Women find themselves increasingly vulnerable to harassment and violence in a society where alcohol consumption is on the rise, he said.
Follow us for the latest education news on colleges and universities, admission, courses, exams, schools, research, NEP and education policies and more..
To get in touch, write to us at email@example.com.
Your IP College Delhi brochure has been successfully mailed to your registered email id “”.
We endeavor to keep you informed and help you choose the right Career path. Sign in and access our resources on Exams, Study Material, Counseling, Colleges etc.