FIR against 1000 students for BHU violence

Erica Murray
September 26, 2017

"Lathicharge on BHU students is condemnable". Five girls jumped out from the two vans and took their position among the other protesting students.

Congress's student wing National Students Union of India (NSUI) took out a march against the Human Resource Development Ministry at Raisina Road, as did the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). The VC alleged that his house was vandalized by the protesting students, which is why police had to be involved, injuring many students.

BHU vice-chancellor GC Tripathi said in a statement, "An unfortunate incident took place with one of our students". After this meeting the student told her roommates about the sexist comments made by the authorities, the students then held a protest on Friday morning and they had a few demands they wanted to be fulfilled by the University. The protests in BHU started about four days ago in protest against an incident of eve teasing. On September 21, the first year student was sexually harassed by 3 men on a motorcycle inside the university campus as she was returning to the hostel. "I have sought a report from the divisional commissioner, Varanasi, about the entire incident", the CM said on Sunday.

He also asked the university administration to install CCTV cameras at every entrance and especially at women's hostels and to deploy woman security guards at the wings dedicated for women.

She said in her complaint that her warden, instead of taking up the issue with her superiors, asked her why was she returning late to the hostel.

"Unfortunately, the police stopped us from going to BHU, so we sat on dharna at the Singhdwar (in front of BHU main gate)", the SP leader said. The state government removed three additional city magistrates of Varanasi and two police officers on Monday, and a high-level probe was ordered into the incident which has already spiralled into a major controversy. "Both university authorities and the Uttar Pradesh police have showed a shameful abdication of their duty to respect and protect the rights of students at BHU".

Banaras Hindu University campus on Saturday night had become witness to utter mayhem as girls protesting shaming of one of their fellow students were lathi-charged allegedly at the behest of the Vice Chancellor.

With Narendra Modi being in Varanasi, the fact that he has not addressed the protesting students of BHU, has been widely criticized in social media.

Other reports by Insurance News

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