According to recent news reports, students of Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, have placed their demands for a safer campus to a nearby police station after several incidents of harassment faced by the college students.
As reported by The Indian Express, a memorandum with all their demands and over 500 signatories has been submitted to Gokulpuri Police Station in North-east Delhi, on Saturday, the 23rd of September. The students have collectively raised demands for more police vehicles in and around campus, installation of CCTV cameras, and request for prompt action for complaints of teasing and harassment. Female students of the college have cited paucity of security around the area which has resulted in them feeling unsafe while traveling. They have alleged that the school students present outside their campuses often pass lewd remarks at them. Probing further on the matter, DU Beat got in touch with a student of Bhim Rao Ambedkar College who testified to this. He said that this happens on a nearby foot-over bridge, where, around the time of dispersal of a nearby school, the boys from there gather in groups and harass female students of the college by passing lewd remarks at them. Despite there being police on campus, not much has changed, and this ruckus is ongoing for a long time.
Incidents of attacks against students around campuses have been on the rise particularly around these days, with Banaras Hindu University being the prime example. Security breaches have risen, and an alleged case of snatching and subsequent use of blade on a female student has been reported from BRAC as well. Since BRAC and similar off-campus colleges are relatively isolated and secluded, unlike North and South Campus colleges, incidents of such cases tend to be higher here.
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