Banasthali Students allege sexual abuse, Students launch protest

The students of the Banasthali Vidyapith in Tonk, Rajasthan, took out a protest march on Thursday night after two of their classmates were allegedly sexually abused for over a week. Today student of Maharani College, Jaipur also protest against the incident. Maharani college students today held protest march in jaipur and block road. The protesting students said that two student were harassed by two outsiders and that the university administration was trying to hush up the matter. Almost 5,000 students protested outside the campus late on Thursday night to demand justice for the victims. They even pelted stones and refused to let the district administration enter the campus until much later.
Late evening, a posting on a web site  appeared in which a girl claiming to be a student of Banasthali alleged that authorities were describing an alleged rape as incident of seduction by a girl and were taking action against her. Soon thereafter, some media groups in Jaipur received telephone calls from distraught girls alleging that two rapes took place on a single  night, one in the hospital on the campus and another, at cine complex, also on the campus. The girls alleged that rapists were from the campus and were being shielded. Tonk Superintendent of Police S Parimala said efforts were being made to pacify the girls and investigate their complaint. "We are looking into the matter," Parimala said.
About Banasthali Vidyapith University: Banasthali Vidyapith is a fully residential women's university which offers an integrated system extending from the primary to the Ph.D. level. It was on October 6, 1935 that Smt. Ratan Shastri and Pandit Hiralal Shastri founded Banasthali to fill up the vacuum caused by the sudden death of their highly talented and promising daughter Shantabai. They had high expectations that she would work for women's cause when she would grow up. But  destiny  ordained  otherwise. Thus, Banasthali  owes its existence neither to the zeal of an educationist, nor to that of a social reformer. It is also not the creation of a Philanthropist's purse. It has arisen like the fabled phoenix from the ashes of a blossoming flower Shantabai. Banasthali is one of the five universities in India meant exclusively for Women. Over these seventy five years Banasthali has developed into a National Centre for women's education. Banasthali Vidyapith is a fully residential women's university which offers an integrated system extending from the primary to the Ph.D. level. It was on October 6, 1935 that Smt. Ratan Shastri and Pandit Hiralal Shastri founded Banasthali to fill up the vacuum caused by the sudden death of their highly talented and promising daughter Shantabai. They had high expectations that she would work for women's cause when she would grow up. But  destiny  ordained  otherwise. Thus, Banasthali  owes its existence neither to the zeal of an educationist, nor to that of a social reformer. It is also not the creation of a Philanthropist's purse. It has arisen like the fabled phoenix from the ashes of a blossoming flower Shantabai.