Why is that JNU always manages to remain in the limelight, and certainly not for all good reasons. The recent series of rape cases being reported at the University campus has put the JNU to shame. Just in last few weeks, two more rape case have been reported in the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
In one case, the accused Ajay Singh has been sent to jail for 14 days. The accused is a doctoral research scholar. He has been accused of raping a woman of 26 years who did not agree to marry him. The victim gave her statement at the Vasant Kunj Police station, after which he was arrested. The victim has known the accused since 2008.
According to the officer, “The girl had come to Delhi in 2010 and they were in a relationship since then. Despite repeated requests from the victim, Singh did not marry her, and hence she approached the police.” The case has been registered under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code.
Talking about the other rape case, a former member of the JNU students union said that she was raped last month by an activist of the All India Federal Association (AIFA). Convenor of the MP unit of AIFA, Ashish Raghuvanshi, was expelled in the month of June after the victim approached the higher authorities. The girl was in a relationship with Ashish and she has also lodged a complaint against him for raping her and extorting money from her.
National General Secretary of AISA, Vishwajeet Kumar, said, “The girl had approached us in June with the complaint and we had stripped Raghuvanshi of the post and expelled him from the outfit.”
In the month of August, accused Anmol Ratan, raped a 28-year fellow lady. He also surrendered before the police. The victim said that he entered her hostel room on the pretext of giving her a CD of the movie she had asked for. He took her to his hostel and offered her a drink and raped her. Anmol Ratan, was an AISA activist, he was later expelled from the association.