Delhi’s Gargi College students say group of men broke in, groped and harassed girls
A group of men allegedly molested students after gatecrashing during Day 3 of the annual festival ‘Reverie’ in Delhi University’s south campus, according to college students. Some of the students took to Instagram to narrate their unpleasant experiences during the fest at the all-women Gargi College on February 6, students raised questions at the security arrangements by the college administration.
They informed that proper arrangement of bouncers was not done by the administration despite a slated gig by a popular singer scheduled for the night.
A student, in an Instagram post, said, “The college fest was a traumatic experience. I was guarded by two male friends at the fest. But unfortunately lost them in the sea of men at the fest. In merely those 10 minutes, I was groped thrice by a group of men and when I realized what had happened, they laughed in my face”.
Another student shared on the Instagram page that two women students had panic attacks due to “harassment” they faced.
A first-year student claimed that a group of “five middle-aged, drunk men cornered her and “tried to molest her” and there were men inside the crowd who were smoking weed.
“Girls were groped, locked in washrooms, stalked to the nearby Green Park metro, cat-called, eve-teased and misbehaved with during the festival”.
The student also said that when they went to the college authorities on the day of the incident, they were told to not attend college festivals if they are “so scared about safety”.