The article titled “Molestation Horror at IIT Fest” which has given rise to so much attention from both DU and IIT-K was a report about the mishap that occurred during the IIT festival. The article in no way says that students of IIT-K were directly involved in the molestation that occured. As far as the quotes from various students of LSR and IIT-K are concerned, they don’t reflect the opinion of our paper.
Moreover, while LSR is an integral part of Delhi University, DU Beat includes students from several other colleges like Sri Venkateswara College, SRCC, Kamala Nehru, St. Stephens, etc. The editorial team is equally represented by members of both the sexes.
Even though our motto is freedom of expression, we sincerely believe that freedom should not be misused and more importantly not aimed at slinging mud at someone. This was the only reason for subjecting the comments on our website to a moderation process. We hope that this will effectively curb the flood of comments posted in bad taste that have assaulted our website since yesterday.
It’s quite obvious that many of the students of IIT Kanpur feel that our report is biased and one sided. We feel that it is our duty to hear their side of the story and report it. Please get in touch with us at [email protected].