Police lathicharged protesting students at Benaras Hindu University

students protesting outside Benaras Hindu Universty
students protesting outside Benaras Hindu Universty

New Delhi, 24September: Just after prime minister Narendra Modi left Uttar pradesh after his 2 days visit to Varansi students who were trying to enter Benaras Hindu University  VC’s  office were lathi charged by police.

The police claim that the students threw stones at them and they had to lathicharge to suppress violence on the campus. About six to seven students got injured in the incident.

Whereas the students claim that the police lathicharged without provocation and didn’t even spare women students. They also alleged that the cops entered a girls’ hostel. At least three motorcycles were set on fire in the violence allegedly by some of the protesters. The main gate of the university has been cleared of protesting students.

The students are on protest since a week after many girls were teased and molested by the other students of the University. The protesting students which includes by and girls claimed that the administration is not taking effective measure.

However these incidents are not new to BHU but the protest started when a woman alleged that three bike-borne men harassed her inside the campus when she returned to her hostel on Thursday evening. The men abused her and fled when she resisted their attempts, she said.

She alleged that security guards, who were right there, did nothing to stop them and her hostel warden, instead of taking up the issue with the administration, asked her why was she returning late to the hostel.

WeForNews Bureau

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