New Delhi: Left student body All India Student Association (AISA) alleged that two of its members were sexually assaulted by Delhi Police when they were protesting outside Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s house on Sunday.
Neha Tiwari (25) and Shreya Kapoor Banerjee (22) alleged that the police repeatedly attacked their private parts with kicks and dragged them on the road.
One released on Tuesday Statement In this AISA demanded suspension of Chanakyapuri ACP Pragya Anand, the officers who sexually harassed and did not take any action on seeing this present there.
On October 10, AISA workers were protesting near the residence of Amit Shah against the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and demanding the sacking of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra.
ALSO READ: ‘A collection agent’: Karnataka Congress leader’s video on Shivakumar embarrassed the party
‘They were trying to embarrass me’
Shreya Kapoor, vice-president of AISA Delhi, told ThePrint, “While being taken into custody, I was dragged and beaten up by policemen. They were telling me that we will show you your status. He had taken off my entire kurta, all the male policemen present there were looking at me. He remained a spectator. He was trying to embarrass me.
Good journalism matters, even more so in times of crisis
ThePrint brings you the stories you should read, from where they’re happening
We can only keep this going if you support us with our reporting, writing and photos.
‘Kill me inside the bus for 15 to 20 minutes. They attacked my private part with kicks. He stopped beating me when I started feeling very pain and I started crying. All this happened only at the behest of ACP Pragya Anand. She was telling the women police personnel that you show strictness with them, kill them.’
AISA worker Neha said, ‘I was being beaten up at the door of the bus. A road of the bus broke on my hand. He hit my chest and private part with kicks. We were abused. We were not even given medical treatment.
He said, ‘We were kept in the police station for six to seven hours, we told them that we need treatment but they did not listen to us. Along with this, when we talked to him about doing a Medico Legal Case (MLC), he threatened to do a counter FIR against us.
‘They think we will get scared by this but if needed we will again protest in front of Amit Shah’s house with our demands.’
However, the police have categorically denied the allegations of sexual harassment. In a statement, Jaspal Singh, Joint Commissioner (DCP) of Delhi Police said, ‘They are giving wrong statements. Nothing of the sort happened. The kind of allegations being leveled are unfortunate.
And: Gender inequality in judiciary is worrying: only 4 women judges out of 33 in SCs, only 66 out of 627 in HCs
‘Such incidents show a kind of pattern’
A delegation of six people including All India Democratic Women’s Association (Aipwa) secretary Kavita Krishnan, senior Communist Party of India leader Annie Raja met Delhi Police DCP Jaspal Singh with their demands.
Kavita said, ‘We told them that unless you suspend ACP Pragya Anand, a credible investigation is not possible. He told that the matter will be handed over to the Vigilance Department of the police.
Annie Raja said, ‘Such incidents are happening continuously. Whenever women take to the streets to protest, the police treat them in the same manner. It shouldn’t be.’
All India Democratic Women’s Association (Aipwa) secretary Kavita Krishnan alleged that she was arrested after she participated in a protest against the sexual harassment of two girl students by Delhi Police on Wednesday. rape threats are getting.
During the clash in a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the students of Jamia Millia Islamia had accused the police of sexual harassment. At the same time, in January this year, Naudip, a member of the Labor Adhikar Sangathan (MAS) union, had accused the Haryana Police of sexually assaulting her in custody and saying caste-related things.
Kavita Krishnan, demanding an inquiry into the whole matter, said, “This protest is not just about two girl students but is being organized to get justice for each and every woman.” The students of Jamia had leveled similar sexual harassment allegations against the police. Such incidents show a kind of pattern.
And: Habeas Porcus: How our judiciary is throttling the principle of ‘bail not jail’
Good journalism matters, even more so in times of crisis
You are reading this because you value good, intelligent and fair journalism. We thank you for this belief.
You also know that an unprecedented crisis has arisen in front of the news media. You will also be aware of the news of heavy salary cuts and layoffs in the media. There are many reasons behind the collapse of the media. But a big reason is that good readers are not understanding the right value of good journalism.
There is no dearth of qualified reporters in our newsroom. We have one of the best editing and fact checking teams in the country, as well as a team of renowned news photographers and video journalists. It is our endeavor to make India’s best news platform. We are working hard in this effort.
ThePrint believes in good journalists. Gives right salary for their hard work. And you must have seen that we do not hesitate to spend as much as we can to get our journalists to the story. All this costs a lot. There is only one way for us to continue this good quality journalism – enlightened readers like you to read this with a little heart and a small wallet.
If you feel that we deserve your support for a fair, independent, courageous and question-asking journalism, click the link below. Your love will decide the future of ThePrint.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief