29 May 2022
The incidents of sexual assaults are on the rise in the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus. Two such incidents have left the university campus shaken to its core. In the recent days, a student belonging to AISA physically assaulted a female student on the terrace of Chandrabhaga hostel. In another such incident, a student affiliated with NSUI from school of SL&CS was held responsible for molesting a female student of north-east. The office bearers of the Naxalite organisation were involved in holding the victim from writing complaints and threatening as well for the same matter to be kept hidden. Swati Singh from DSF was completely involved in supporting the perpetrators of sexual assault/molestation. Also, she is involved in questioning the victim itself. The whole student community is burning in anger over these issues. Students have held all left organisations and JNUSU’s President Aishe Ghosh responsible for supporting the perpetrators.
Rohit Kumar, ABVP JNU Unit President, says that Police authorities should immediately intervene and punish the perpetrator of the incident. Also, he says, JNU administration should immediately take note of the incident and rusticate the assaulter Prasanna Raj. Also, the students from left organisations involved in threatening the victim should be immediately put under enquiry. Rohit says, in the previous days, the cases of sexual assault/molestation and rapes are repeatedly carried out by students affiliated with AISA. The government as well as JNU VC should immediately ban all left organisations because around such organisations no girl in JNU feels safe.
ABVP JNU Unit secretary, Umesh Chandra Ajmeera talks about immediately lodging an FIR in the case. Previously, Akbar Choudhary, Arshad Aslam, Anmol Ratan along with many other AISA activists have been found guilty. There have always been attempts to save these perpetrators and their organisations. ICC should take no lenience in these matters. The ICC should set an example for girl safety around the country.
Extending our unflinching support, ABVP is standing tall with victims of such incidents in all possible ways. ABVP will fight from roads to Parliament for delivering justice to these victims.
Rohit Kumar President, ABVP JNU
Umesh Chandra Ajmeera Secretary, ABVP JNU