The situation in Banaras Hindu University is still tensed that led the administration to order a closure of the university till October 5. Three additional city magistrates and two cops were removed on Monday in link with the lathi-charge on students. A high-level probe was also ordered into the violence that has brought a major controversy.
Many students, mostly girls, were injured in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The violence erupted as the police resorted to a lathi charge after hundreds of youths tried to barge in VC’s house to put forward their demand.
“Our hostels are located at a secluded place on the campus and the roads are also open for public movement. We cannot move outside hostels after sunset and incidents like eve-teasing and molestation are routine,” India Today quoted a student, Nivedita Kumari as saying.
“The VC avoids meeting students. We do not remember when we saw him last. We demand his removal,” said another girl.
The VC, however, had accepted loopholes. “We accept that we did not reach on time. The troublemakers were mostly outsiders and it was a bid to tarnish the image of the varsity,” VC GC Tripathi had said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah spoke to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. They asked him to address the issue at the earliest.
“An FIR has been filed against unidentified policemen in connection with the lathi-charge on Saturday night. A case has also been registered against over 1,000 students in this connection,” a police official said.