Banaras Hindu University campus 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.
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.
The videos of girls being brutally assaulted by male police personnel have gone viral on social media platforms. Social media users were quick to take potshots at the BJP and PM Modi ridiculing their stand on women empowerment.
Hashtag #अबकी_बार_बेटी_पर_वार was a top Twitter trend while other popular trends included #BHU_Molestation and #BHUProtest, where users registered their protests while expressing their disgust.
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) September 23, 2017
— Vikas Yogi (@vikaskyogi) September 23, 2017
This is not JNU!
This is not Jadavpur Univ!
This is not AMU!
This is not UoH!
— Dr. Sania ?? (@DrSaniaMaan) September 23, 2017
— Mayank Kumar (@mayank_kkumar) September 23, 2017
— Shehzad Poonawalla (@Shehzad_Ind) September 24, 2017
— Amit Mishra (@Amitjanhit) September 23, 2017
— Vaibhav Mishra (@vaibhavstar88) September 24, 2017
All these Gau Pooja, Devi Pooja & Women Minister etc. looks farce when Girls are attacked midnight in their campus. #अबकी_बार_बेटी_पर_वार
— Manoj Kumar Sahu (@ManojSahuG) September 24, 2017
— Athif (@Athif) September 24, 2017