Are Abused Students Sensitised Enough to Reach Out for help?

Absolutely not. In three years of undergraduate study, not once did anybody speak to me or any other student about this or any such issue.

Published: 01st February 2016 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2016 06:18 PM   |  A+A-

Absolutely not. In three years of undergraduate study, not once did anybody speak to me or any other student about this or any such issue. Not just my college, but it's the same everywhere else too. I hope after the recent Rohith Vemula incident, universities will start taking appropriate measure to sensitise it's students and encourage them to seek help on being subjected to abuse.

Ashik Nair, Bhavan's Degree College, Hyderabad

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No matter how much youngsters are encouraged to report any kind of physical or mental harassment, generation gap will always remain as one of the barriers, preventing them from doing so. Even if 25% of the students manage to report an abuse, the management, in response, works towards suppressing the situation. This leads to injustice against the victims of abuse, hence preventing them from reporting such situations in the future.

Akankshya Mohanty, Bhubaneswar

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