BHU debars 11 students for leading the protest against sexual harassment in 2017
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BHU debars 11 students for leading the protest against sexual harassment in 2017

Varanasi: 11 eleven students have been debarred from the university for future courses who allegedly led a protest against sexual harassment at the campus in 2017. a report submitted by the standing committee confirms the final decision.

Three months ago, BHU barred 11 students from taking admission in future courses, which include three girls’ students. Out of three, two have joined Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Shivangi Chaubey 21, of Bihar’s Buxar district who cleared the entrance examination for MA in Linguistics at BHU, has joined Delhi University now and Saumya Pandey 19, from Varanasi, has cleared the BA(Chinese) at BHU joined JNU in the same course.

Remaining nine students are pursuing their Master’s course won’t be able to take re-admission.

In a final report submitted by the local police after the investigation in the court suggests that no students were found to be involved in any indisciplinary act at the place of protest.

A student from the university told Newsd that the Station House Officer (SHO) of the Lanka Police station Sanjeev Mishra was also present at the time of the protest and is a witness to the entire conspiracy of BHU administration.

It is learnt that the Chief Proctor of BHU Royana Singh has falsely implicated these students in cases leading to an attempt to murder and many serious charges. She also formed and led the committee which debarred the 11 students from the university.

Students and many faculty members have also raised concerns earlier about the transparency and accountability of the committee which recommends the order to debar these students.

“After the final report submitted by Police, the matter is clear now. It was a futile attempt to play with the future of young students studying at BHU,” reports a campus web portal.

“It appears that Banaras Hindu University administration has conspired to derail the careers of 11 student’s leaders who allegedly organised and led a protest against the sexual harassment of a student on campus in 2017,” said a student of BHU.

 

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