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Massive demonstrations broke out on the Chandigarh University campus in Mohali, Punjab, in response to “rumours” that some inappropriate videos of several female students had been captured. Following the protests that lasted until the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, chief minister Bhagwant Mann demanded an investigation into the situation.

According to the police, the student who was accused in the incident posted her own footage. “I am saddened to learn about the regrettable occurrence at Chandigarh University… Honor belongs to our daughters. A high-level investigation into the occurrence has been mandated. Severe punishment would be meted out to anyone found guilty, Mann tweeted in Punjabi.

The chief minister urged people not to trust rumours while claiming to be in contact with the administration. Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi and AAP national convener, said individuals responsible for the incident would face severe punishment.

According to Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Sheel Soni, preliminary investigation revealed that a lady student who had been detained had shared her own video with a person claiming to be from Himachal Pradesh whose involvement is also being looked into. He said that the student’s arrest followed the filing of a FIR under the IT Act and IPC section 354C (voyeurism).

Reports that films of a number of female students were made and posted on social media have been denied by the university administration. According to Chandigarh University’s Dr. Arvinder Singh Kang, director of student welfare, “At the preliminary level, we investigated and could not uncover that tapes of other students were made.”

“University administrators had the FIR registered into the occurrence for a full and fair investigation,” he continued. There is no truth to the rumours that 60 pupils had MMS or that some students had tried suicide.

Harjot Singh Bains, the minister of education for the province of Punjab, urged the university’s students to maintain their composure and reassured them that the guilty would not escape punishment. It’s a delicate issue that affects our sisters’ and daughters’ dignity. We all need to exercise extreme caution, even the media. It is a test of our culture as a whole, Bains wrote in a tweet.

Soni advised people not to believe any rumours and said that no female student had attempted suicide. He added that there was no fatality related to the incident.

In addition, the SSP stated that forensic evidence was being gathered in the case. Manisha Gulati, the chairwoman of the Punjab State Women Commission, arrived at the institution to assess the situation.

She said that “it is a matter of serious investigation why the woman, who made the video, did so,” and that she “understands parents’ anxiety and I want to assure them that the incident is being examined by the police.” The question of whether she recorded films of other girls is under examination.

Officials from the university urged the protesting students not to believe rumours and assured them that all of their demands would be honoured. According to the officials, justice will be served to all parties involved. The authorities added that protests weren’t the proper approach for people to seek justice and push for their demands. “We will pay attention to all of your requests, and we will give everyone justice. But in order for us to resolve the concerns, you will need to address the situation professionally. I am aware of your anger. Justice will be served to you all, officials assured students.

Many students gathered on the Chandigarh University campus in Mohali to protest the allegedly leaked objectionable videos and demand justice.

Due to “certain unforeseen causes,” Chandigarh University has declared September 19 and 20 as non-teaching days for students “. In this regard, a circular was released.

According to Chandigarh University, early police investigation reveals that no students committed suicide or died from it, and the student who is being charged only shared her own video and photographs with her boyfriend—no other evidence has been discovered. “No pupil killed themselves. According to preliminary investigation, the accused teenager sent her own photos and videos to her boyfriend. Nothing else was discovered. filed a FIR. police investigating it Parents and students are urged not to trust any rumours “said Prof. RS Bawa, provost of the university.

According to the police, a man from Shimla was also involved in the incident, and further information won’t become public until he is apprehended. “The accused knows a Shimla-based individual. More information won’t be available until he is apprehended. Her phone will be the subject of a forensic investigation, according to ADGP (Community Affairs) Gurpreet Deo.

Following the “leak” of their recordings, the National Commission for Women has requested a FIR in relation to claimed suicide attempts by Chandigarh University students. The committee claimed that it had come across numerous media reports and tweets claiming that videos of ladies staying in a private university dormitory had been leaked and some of them had attempted suicide. According to the NCW, chairman Rekha Sharma wrote to the Punjab DGP requesting that a FIR be filed against the perpetrators right away and that the matter be handled sternly and without any leniency. According to the NCW, the victims must receive appropriate counselling and have their protection and security guaranteed.

The accused girl has been taken into custody, and police have filed a FIR in the case. Police have also refuted claims that any varsity-girl pupils have attempted suicide.

– The institution also refuted rumours that seven girls attempted suicide in an official statement. “There are allegations that seven girls have committed suicide, but in reality, none of them have ever tried. The event did not result in the hospitalisation of any girls, according to Chandigarh University Pro-Chancellor Dr. RS Bawa.

In addition, Dr. RS. Bawa stated that only a private video of the girl herself, which was given to her boyfriend, was discovered during the initial inquiry of the matter.

The institution added that all of the cell phones and other materials had been given to the police for further investigation. The university has stated that it is completely assisting the police in their investigation.

– The Aam Aadmi Party, which is in charge in Punjab, was alerted to the situation right away and vowed to take action. A high-level investigation has been launched, according to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, who also urged everyone to put an end to rumours. “We’re sorry to learn about the sad occurrence at Chandigarh University… A high-level investigation of the occurrence has been ordered. Whoever is proven guilty will face harsh punishment. The government and I are in communication. I ask everyone to stay away from rumours,” Mann stated.

The institution added that all of the cell phones and other materials had been given to the police for further investigation. The university has stated that it is completely assisting the police in their investigation.

– The Aam Aadmi Party, which is in charge in Punjab, was alerted to the situation right away and vowed to take action. A high-level investigation has been launched, according to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, who also urged everyone to put an end to rumours. “We’re sorry to learn about the sad occurrence at Chandigarh University… A high-level investigation of the occurrence has been ordered. Whoever is proven guilty will face harsh punishment. The government and I are in communication. I ask everyone to stay away from rumours,” Mann stated.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa, a BJP leader, expressed his “great sadness” after hearing that 8 Chandigarh University students committed suicide after their bathing video went viral.

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