Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah has voiced their concern on recent violence in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) that was triggered after some hostel inmates suffered injuries in cane-charge by policemen near vice-chancellor lodge. Students who were gathered in large numbers also hurled stones and petrol bombs at the police and other security forces on VC Lodge Road.

PM Narendra Modi while speaking to Yogi Adityanath asked the Chief Minister to address the issue at earliest.

Yogi Adityanath assured both the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah that appropriate action will be taken against the culprits. Already action has been taken against those responsible for the lathi charge.

Several students were injured after violent clashes took place inside BHU campus over alleged sexual harassment of a female student. Going by the reports, the victim who reported of an alleged sexual harassment when went to complain about the incident said that she was told by the proctor not move out of hostel after 6’o clock in the evening.

The victim later went to her friends and narrated the incidents following which the students decided to protest.  

Reportedly, the centre is not happy with the utterances those have taken place in the recent days in the university.

Former Union Minister and Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned PM Modi’s silence over violence on girls which later took the shape of violence protest in the university.
Earlier, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also reacted on BHU violence and said that, “the incident is unfortunate. Any amount of sadness expressed over it is not adequate.”
Hitting out PM Modi over an incident which has taken place in his own constituency, Congress said that the state government should sack the vice-chancellor and also demanded for an enquiry by a sitting High Court judge.

First Published | 26 September 2017 1:47 PM
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