Balochistan University officials allegedly harassing students using secret CCTV footage of them

CCTV cameras were reportedly installed in places such as bathrooms and smoking areas


By Maha Ali

KARACHI: Reports of harassment and blackmailing at Balochistan University came to light on social media and in news reports on Monday. In a recent report by Dawn, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has interrogated three officers of the University of Balochistan in relation to harassment.

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This isn’t the first time the FIA has been alerted about harassment related concerns at the university. About about a month ago, they received a request by the Balochistan High Court (BHC) to investigate the case.

Dawn reports that CCTV cameras were installed in secret and unknown locations such as bathrooms and smoking areas on campus. The footage was then used as a tool for blackmailing students that led to sexual harassment.

Protests against this case erupted inside the Balochistan University campus on Tuesday. The student led organisations that held these demonstrations urged the university administration to hold the accused accountable. Students of other universities have also held protest since in an attempt to end sexual harassment.

Users on social media have been protesting against this heinous crime using the hashtag #BalochistanUniversityScandal.

 

 

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