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NLSIU students protest media’s victim-shaming, demand Nagarbhavi police station + other security

NLSIU Bangalore students resolved to petition the Press Council of India (PCI) on the unethical and sensationalist reporting of the alleged rape of a student of the college, by several newspapers last week. They also staged a protest demanding tighter security around their Nagarbhavi Bangalore campus.

On Saturday the Bangalore police arrested six of the eight alleged rapists who attacked the student in Bangalore University’s (BU) Jnanabharathi campus last Saturday. The detained persons confessed to having raped the student on 13 October. [Deccan Herald]

NLSIU students now plan to petition the governor of Karnataka demanding creation of the Nagarbhavi police station, increase in the number of police including women officers, deployment of policemen trained in handling crime against women, guarding of Bangalore University gates, installation of streetlights and creation of a police helpline.[TOI]

Last week Legally India reported on the victim-blaming tone adopted by the police, the media and BU throughout investigations into the incident, after BU threatened to evict NLSIU from its campus.

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