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Ranjas College Protests: DWC Issues Notice Against Delhi Police For Attacking Women Protesters

 2017-02-25 17:50:40.0

Ranjas College Protests: DWC Issues Notice Against Delhi Police For Attacking Women Protesters

New Delhi: On Sunday ,the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on ordered an inquiery into the allegations of manhandling and violence against women by Delhi police personnel during the protest at Delhi University's Ramjas Collage.

The video footage and news reports in which the Delhi police were seen thrashing women protesters outside college campus were abuse by the DCW, and observed that such attacks amounted to molestation and requires strict actions against those implicated.

"The Commission has come across shocking video footage and news reports wherein, Delhi police officers are seen mercilessly beating and punching women protesters. The Commission is of the views that these attacks on women protesters by policemen may also amount to molestation and need to be severely punished," the DCW said in a statement.

The Commission has directed the police to provide information about the number of male and female officers deployed in and around Ramjas Collage and the Maurice Nagar station at the time of the protests,as well as the names and designations of police officers identified in the videos as seen punching and manhandling the women protesters.

"The image of Delhi Police officers beating and misbehaving with women protesters are resonating across Delhi and India and have severely damaged the reputation of Delhi Police. It is a classic of protectors turning abusers," the DCW notices states.

On Wednesday, a large-scale violence between the members of AISA and ABVP supporters were seen at Ramjas Collage.

The clashes started after an invitation was sent to JNU student Umar Khalid, charged in a sedition case, to address a literary seminar titled 'Culture of Protest' organized by Ramjas Collage's Literary Society and English department. Even after the invitation was withdrawn, ABVP supporters disrupted the event, allegedly damaging property and pelting stones at students and faculty members.


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