Six protesting college students of the College of Madras, together with a girl who complained of sexual harassment in opposition to a professor within the Division of Archaeology, and round 25 activists who got here in help of the protesting college students had been taken into preventive custody by the police on Monday.
For the final 5 days, a gaggle of scholars from the Archaeology Division had been protesting in opposition to the pinnacle of the division for manhandling them in addition to behaving inappropriately with a girl scholar within the midst of an argument.
A gaggle of scholars of the second 12 months within the Division of Historic Historical past and Archaeology has complained to the College Grants Fee in opposition to the pinnacle of the division.
On Monday morning, six individuals, together with the lady scholar, had been arrested after they continued the protest.
As quickly because the information of the arrest of the protesting college students unfold, members of the College students Federation of India (SFI) and the All India Democratic Ladies’s Affiliation (AIDWA), led by SFI district secretary L. Vignesh, gathered on Wallajah Highway and tried to protest in help of the scholars. The police took 25 of them into custody and detained them in a marriage corridor.
G. Selva, Central Chennai district secretary of the CPI(M), stated the ladies activists had been bodily harassed and intimidated whereas being taken into custody. The injured activists had been denied medical remedy. He stated the police indulged in excesses on the scholars and the activists after they had been protesting peacefully.
He demanded that the Joint Commissioner of Police, East, conduct an inquiry and provoke motion in opposition to the erring law enforcement officials.