Students, activists protest demanding arrest of JNU molestation case accused

JNU Molestation: Activists from DYFI, SFI and others protested in front of the Delhi Police headquarters against alleged ''police inaction'' in the matter.

Students, activists protest demanding arrest of JNU molestation case accused JNU Molestation Case: Students protest outside Delhi police station (Source: Twitter/@sfijnuunit)
Press Trust of India | Jan 22, 2022 - 8:35 a.m. IST
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New Delhi: Women and student activists Friday staged protests to demand the arrest of the accused in the alleged molestation case on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus earlier this week. Activists from All India Democratic Women's Association, Democratic Youth Federation of India and Students' Federation of India protested in front of the Delhi Police Headquarters against alleged ''police inaction'' in the matter.

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The alleged incident happened On January 17 near the VC House when a man riding on a motorcycle tried to drag a female student, when she was walking in the VC road, towards the forest and attempted to rape her. "Such incidents being reported and casually handled by the police must be condemned," the protesters said in a statement.

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Later in the day, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union took out a march from the university campus to Vasant Kunj police station to demand the arrest of the accused.

Calling the incident reprehensible, JNU Registrar Professor Ravikesh in a statement said an investigation is going on and it is requested that all stakeholders remain vigilant.

"JNU administration with the Security Branch has been closely coordinating with the police in the process of investigation. In case of any information related to this incident, residents are advised to immediately intimate to the security branch or the police," read the statement.

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The statement also said that the university has zero-tolerance towards any form of violence on campus and remains committed towards providing a safer environment to all its residents on the campus.


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