NCW Takes Note of Mass Molestation of Gargi Students; College Admin Admits Laxity

NCW sent representatives to Gargi College to probe into the allegations of drunken men breaking into the college and harassing the students.

New Delhi| Gargi college admin admits it lacked in security control during the fest. The principal has apologised to the students. The college administration will support students and file an official complaint soon.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken note of the serious charges of a group of drunken men barging into the all-women Gargi College in Delhi on February 6 during a college event and harassing students.

At least six students from Delhi University’s Gargi College alleged that they were molested by unidentified men during their college fest ‘Reverie’ on Thursday, 6 February.

“Reverie was a traumatic experience for most of us. There were drunk middle-aged men harassing us and molesting us,” said one girl on her Instagram post. Students said they had reached out to the college authorities for help but didn’t find them responsive to the situation.

The students have said that the men, who were outsiders, broke into the college and groped the students, locked them in washrooms and misbehaved with them.

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Acting principal Promila Kumar had previously said, “The event was open for boys studying in other DU colleges. We had police, commandos and bouncers on campus, and the staff was also on duty. There was an arena in the campus meant only for girls. If they were outside that, it was their personal choice.”

The students had released their official statement explaining the events and Principal’s response to the breach of security.

Meanwhile, the students have been protesting indies the campus for urgent action.

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