Delhi women’s panel launches inquiry into repeated reports of sexual harassment at college fests

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The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has launched an inquiry into the repeated allegations of inappropriate behavior towards women during college fests at Indraprastha College for Women.

The move comes after students alleged that some men scaled the institute’s boundary walls during a fest last week and “harassed several students.”

The women’s panel has issued summonses to Delhi Police and Delhi University officials, asking them to appear before it with details of guidelines they have put in place to ensure that no such cases occur in the future. The inquiry is on the overall issue, so that strong systems are created to deter such incidents in the future.

“This is not the first time that such allegations have surfaced, and it is high time that concrete steps are taken to ensure the safety and security of women on college campuses,” said a spokesperson for the DCW.

The incident has sparked outrage among students and faculty members, who are demanding immediate action from the authorities. The college administration has assured students that it is taking the matter seriously and has launched its own investigation into the incident.

“We are deeply saddened by these allegations and are working closely with the police and other authorities to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice,” said a college spokesperson. (With inputs from PTI)

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