Social media users have, in solidarity with girls at Chandigarh University, have started a campaign to stop sharing and viewing videos of the victims if circulated.
The alleged incident of girls’ privacy being violated came to light when a group of girls suspected that a hostel mate made compromising videos of them in private and shared it externally and questioned her on camera.
In this, the accused is seen confessing that she had made videos, however, deleted them later and did not share it with her boyfriend as accused.
In hours, the social media erupted in messages of shock and dismay, asking the Chandigarh University management to act upon the incident and have the girl arrested. Soon after, social media users also requested that if such videos are to be shared, it must not be shared.
#standwithCUgirls, #ChandigarhUniversity and #justiceforCUgirls were among the several other hashtags that began trending on social media platforms.
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One such, Abhishek Singh Rajput, a twitter user’s empathetic tweet requesting social media users to delete and refrain from forwarding the girls’ videos if received to stand in support of them garnered support with over 1,500 retweets with #justiceforCUgirls.
Another common social media post read, “Please think of your own sisters at home. Let us not share the leaked videos of the Chandigarh University girls.”
The video of a girl, gheraoed by her hostel mates over allegations of shooting objectionable videos in the girl’s hostel went viral on social media on Sunday, forcing students at the Chandigarh University to gather in protest, resulting in a week-long suspension of classes.
Chandigarh University students, whose videos surfaced over two days have alleged that videos of over 70 students which was recorded by a camera fitted in a bathroom has been leaked and that university authorities refused to act on the same despite several girls suffering panic attacks following the incident.
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