Violence broke out on Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus on Saturday following reports of some hostel inmates suffering injuries in cane-charge by policemen near VC lodge. Students gathered in large number from the hostels and hurled stones and petrol bombs at the police and other security forces on VC Lodge Road.

While speaking to the media, SSP Varansai RK Bhardwaj informed that there is a heavy deployment of police force at the campus and SP (city) Dinesh Singh is keeping a very close watch on the entire solution.

Students alleged that BHU administration indulged in victim shaming after one student had reported an incident of molestation to them. As per reports, Varanasi police had to resort to cane-charge after a group of boys blocked the gate of the Vice-Chancellor’s lodge in support of girl hostellers protesting since Friday.

The ruckus on BHU campus began just hours after hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Varanasi after his two-day visit to his constituency. 

The girl students have been protesting on the campus since Friday against the menace of eve-teasing on the campus.

Some of the women students alleged that the police even lathi-charged girl students who were protesting against eve-teasing inside the college campus.

Massive students protest erupted at the main gate of Benaras Hindu University (BHU) on Friday morning. Students of the university gathered in large number demanding strict check to curb the menace of eve-teasing.

After the clashes between the police and the students of BHU security force have been deployed in huge number on the campus. 

On Thursday, evening a student was molested by bike-borne miscreants near Bharat Kala Bhawan in the university premises. The victim screamed when the incident took place but the security personnel present at the spot did not take cognizance of the crime and ignored it.

The victim informed the hostel warden. When the Vice-Chancellor got information about the incident he visited ‘Triveni Hostel’ to investigate the matter. On Friday, a large number of students gathered at the main gate of the University and blocked the main gate.

First Published | 24 September 2017 7:41 AM
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