Social Media Responds to DUSU’s Abuse of The Quint’s Journalists
Satender Awana, fourth from right, pictured here with PM Narendra Modi (Photo: Facebook/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/satender.choudhari">Satender Awana Abvp I</a>)
Satender Awana, fourth from right, pictured here with PM Narendra Modi (Photo: Facebook/Satender Awana Abvp I)

Social Media Responds to DUSU’s Abuse of The Quint’s Journalists

Three of The Quint’s journalists went to Delhi University’s North Campus yesterday to ask of-age students questions about sexual consent for our #MakeOutInIndia campaign. Our journalists were stopped by ‘Fortuner mein rawana’ Satender Awana, the ABVP President, who decided that it was his moral duty to ‘protect’ the reputation of all women who were being asked about what constitutes sexual consent.

Urmi Bhattacherya, Esha Paul and Sanjoy Deb were taken to the police, lest they seriously endanger the marriage prospects of DU’s ‘naive’ and ‘eligible’ young women. DU professors Deepika Tandon and Saswati Sengupta, and SHO Arti Sharma came to their rescue. Social media has had plenty to say.

The All India NSUI Secretary came out in support of our journalists, saying that no student body owns the University. 

While the response has largely been heartening...

...we’ve also heard some of this:

Thank you Gaurav, we’ll keep that in mind. No more questions about pennies, we promise. (Photo: Screengrab of a comment from our <a href="http://www.thequint.com/india/2015/10/07/dusu-abuses-quint-journalists-calls-makeoutinindia-immoral">older story </a>on the incident)
Thank you Gaurav, we’ll keep that in mind. No more questions about pennies, we promise. (Photo: Screengrab of a comment from our older story on the incident)

The ABVP’s reaction to a survey on consent and some of the uglier responses we’ve received on social media are the very reasons we need to be speaking of sex. If people truly believe that a survey on consent constitutes penis sizes and vaginal depth, there is a problem to address and we’ve taken it upon ourselves to address it.

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