Students wing of Congress, National Students Union of India (NSUI), President Fairoz Khan, who was recently accused by a woman member of NSUI of abetting female members of the organisation to make sexual relationship with him in lieu of political posts, was seen on the posters of a ‘Girls’s Convention’ held in Indore.
Ironically, as one Twitter user pointed out, there were no women on the stage which talked about problems faced by women.
— Gunja Kapoor (@gunjakapoor) October 2, 2018
When the allegations against Khan surfaced, Congress had decided to carry out a probe and even a committee was set up for the investigation. The alleged incident took place when Khan was in Bengaluru ahead of Karnataka elections. The victim, in her letter, wrote, “The National President has not only mentally tortured me to compromise but he has also mentally tortured my younger sister to come to his room. He has also asked my friend to meet him at his private residence at night. There are many other young female activists who also faced the same but they have refrained from coming out publicly so that no other girl is molested or mentally tortured.”
Earlier, when allegations of sexual harassment against Congress IT cell member Chirag Patnaik had emerged, Congress IT cell head Divya Spandana had expressed ‘full support’ to Patnaik. In September, Bandari Bala Kumar, Sircilla unit Youth Congress president, was taken into custody after he allegedly entered the hostel in the town and harassed the girls allegedly under inebriated condition.