BHU protest: Chief Proctor of Banaras Hindu University ON Singh has resigned from his post after taking moral responsibility for the last week’s violence in the academic institution, according to ANI report. Singh had submitted resignation last night to Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi last night. The resignation was accepted, the report says. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik had yesterday termed as “unfortunate” a lathi-charge on women students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and said he will order a separate probe into the incident. A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in the police action in BHU where a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent.
Several students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a lathi-charge by police inside the university during a protest following a woman student’s complaint that she was harassed. While BHU Vice Chancellor GC Tripathi said he had ordered an inquiry headed by a retired high court judge, state government spokesperson and minister Srikant Sharma maintained it was a magisterial probe. It was not clear whether there was one inquiry or two.
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The Congress had yesterday demanded a thorough inquiry by into the lathi-charge on women students of Banaras Hindu University an all-party parliamentary panel. Uttar Pradesh Congress president Raj Babbar also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not meeting the protesting women students of BHU, who were beaten up by the police. He said the women students were like the prime minister’s daughters and that Modi failed in his duties towards them.