Following the violent protests in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and taking moral responsibility in the incident, the Chief Proctor ON Singh has submitted his resignation to vice-chancellor GC Tripathi on Tuesday night. The resignation has been accepted.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has also ordered a magisterial enquiry in BHU University violence case.

“A magisterial enquiry has been ordered into the incident, where some journalists were also lathi-charged. Administration has been advised to not trouble any student, but deal strongly with anti-social elements vitiating the atmosphere,” Yogi Adityanath said.

Yogi Adityanath also mentioned that the vice-chancellor’s role is being looked into. Action will be taken following the probe report.

The resignation of the chief proctor has come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah conveyed their concern to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and asked him to address the issue at earliest.

Responding to Prime Minister’s call, Yogi Adityanath had assured PM Modi and Amit Shah that appropriate action will be taken against the culprits. Already action has been taken against those responsible for the lathi charge.

The violence in the university was erupted after hostel inmates suffered injuries in cane-charge by policemen near vice-chancellor lodge. The students were protesting following the molestation of a girl who when reported about the incident to a proctor and asked for help was recommended and advised for not to move outside the hostel after 6’0 clock.

The victim later shared the incident with her friends and it after that students started protesting in the matter and asked for action.

A letter was also formulated by the girl students from the hostel, where they had mentioned about the growing instances of molestation and harassment prevailing in the university.

The protest turned violent after some students were injured in cane-charge and hurled stones, petrol bombs at the police and other security forces on VC Lodge Road.

First Published | 27 September 2017 8:47 AM
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