Today when Prime minister Narendra Modi is inaugurating several development projects some Benaras Hindu University girl students are protesting against molestation, eve teasing, and gender-related issues.
On Thursday a girl was molested by some hooligans which made the student to hold a protest outside the university. Hundreds of students, both girls and boys blocked the “Singh Dwar”, the main gate of the country’s premier University chanting slogans demanding justice for the victim.
The girls accused the administration of taking any action against the complaint filed by the victim. According to the students, these incidents are not new and whenever they approach administration to complain they get counter questions like what were they doing outside hostel after 6 pm. etc.
The students also demanded to meet the Prime minister to let him know about their situation in the university.
The sudden protest at the BHU also sent the security agencies into a tizzy as PM Modi was supposed to take the BHU route to the Durga Mandir, this evening. Hundreds of policemen reached the spot and tried persuading the students the vacate the area but to no avail.