BHU Vice Chancellor blames anti-social elements for midnight violence


Banaras Hindu University Vice Chancellor, Girish Chandra Tripathi has blamed the anti-social forces for the violence on the campus on Saturday night.

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Speaking to ANI, Tripathi said, “We had information that some anti-social elements are trying to disturb the environment of the University.”

Banaras Hindu University campus had turned into a bloody battle-ground as cops allegedly launched a midnight crackdown against girl students on the campus. These girls were protesting against the shaming of one of their fellow students, who was molested by three bike-borne men.

Three bike-borne men had allegedly attempted to insert their hands inside her dressed while also trying to unzip her trouser. The university administration, when informed about the incident, had allegedly shamed the molestation victim. The incident took place just a day before the local MP and India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, visited Varanasi. There were reports of local administration changing the route for Modi’s cavalcade to avoid the embarrassment in view of the protests launched by the BHU students.

Tripathi called the molestation of the 1st year fine arts student, who lived in the university hostel, an ‘unfortunate’ incident.
He said, “An unfortunate incident took place with one of our students. We are committed to stringent action and did so too. The student initially had complaints with the University, but now that is not the case. Some complained about installation of CCTVs which is under process. Some girls said University should be more sensitive towards safety.”

Meanwhile, students remained angry over the midnight crackdown by the police. One female student said, “Boys were lathicharged but even girls were not spared. We were even given the choicest abuses.”

Last year, the pro-Hindutva forces were quick to term the protesters at Jawaharlal Nehru University ‘anti-nationals.’


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