A 1st year PhD student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was allegedly raped by an activist of the AISA named Anmol Ratan on Saturday. The incident took place inside the boys’ hostel.
The 28-year-old girl in her complaint mentioned that in June she had put a statement on Facebook that she wanted to watch a film called Sairat and asked if anyone had a copy. She added that Anmol, who also is a JNU student, messaged her that he has a copy of the film.
She further added that on Saturday Anmol picked her from her hostel to give her the film and took her to his hostel Brahmaputra where he offered some drinks to her and after that raped her. The girl alleged that Anmol didn’t allow her to go and threatened her of dire consequences.
On the basis of the statement of complainant, a case has been registered and further investigation is in progress.
A statement issued by AISA read, “AISA takes serious note of the fact that Anmol Ratan, a leading activist of AISA, is facing a criminal complaint of sexual assault. He is henceforth expelled from the primary membership of AISA. AISA will reflect on and deal with this issue with all the firmness it deserves.
AISA will be unflinching for the principles of gender justice even if it involves a leading member of the organisation. We stand by the complainant and will extend all possible support in her fight for justice.” The statement was signed by Ashutosh Kumar, AISA Delhi State Secretary.