2 Students Protesting Sexual Harassment On Campuses Arrested In Gilgit Baltistan
Two students of Karakoram International University, Gilgit Baltistan, have been arrested for protesting alleged sexual harassment faced by the students on campus. The protest against the administrations for their inaction over sexual harassment in educational institutions began about two months ago.
Protests were held against the cancellation of scholarships, and rampant harassment of female students in institutions such as Karakoram University. Two students, Tauseef and Faisal, who were leading this campaign have been arrested under the charges that they are ‘enticing other students.’
Activists like Ammar Ali Jan have taken to Twitter to condemn the arrest of these students.
Last month students at KaraKoram International University in Gilgit protested against on campus harassment. Now two students leading the campaign have been arrested by police for "inciting students."
Our campuses remain unsafe as admin & police continue to protect harassers. pic.twitter.com/Wr56h594VK
— Ammar Ali Jan (@ammaralijan) December 28, 2020
we strongly condemn the arrest of two students who have raised their voices against #SexualHarassment at #KarakoramUniversity.The lazy and dishonest university administration,esp VC, should be ashamed to send innocent stds behind the bars.#StopSexualharresment #KIU@KNM_KSO
— Noor Barcha (@noordon) December 28, 2020
There is no justice in occupied #GilgitBaltistan. No wonder, locals call it the "last colony" of world.
These 2 students Tauseef & Faisal are jailed for protesting against staff-led sexual violence and siding with female victims in Gilgit's Karakoram University#RightToEducation pic.twitter.com/ZTeCEtkWn1
— #SengeSering ས།ཚ། (@SengeHSering) December 28, 2020
Students from the university also urged the release of the two arrested individuals and the removal of the Vice-Rector of Karakoram University, who according to them is the suppressor of student voices.
Instead of taking action against the university staff who have been harassing students in recent days at Karakoram University. It is unfair to bind the students who raised their voices against oppression#Justice4faisal#justice4tauqeer@AbdulKhalidPTI @pamirtimes @GBAwareness pic.twitter.com/Zqg9pDbVZV
— Sajid Ali ♻️ (@sajid_abadi) December 28, 2020