Tuesday, 15 November 2011

We condemn the recent incident of sexual harassment of women participants near the night tea stall

It has come to our notice that, on the night of 13th November, a group of drunk men verbally harassed a few women who were at the newly opened midnight chai stall near Sagar. The men were heard passing lewd comments and asking at least one of the women to give them hugs. 

We are absolutely critical of the kind of violative behaviour that the men displayed. This campus is one of the few places available to women, and even men, that they can freely inhabit. We are free to walk on the streets of the campus at any time of the night. This safety and this freedom is precious to us. We urge the residents of this campus to be responsible towards the space of this campus. We urge the university community to be sensitive towards all members of this campus.

We would also like to express our solidarity with the women who were harassed yesterday and offer any kind of support that they might want from us. Once again, we would like to reiterate that we could be contacted in the event of such problems at any time of the day or night. We realise how scary it is to be cornered at a time of the night when not many people are out on the streets, available for help.

Phone numbers: 8374611363, 9618544376, 9704882411

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