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BHU appoints MK Singh as interim chief proctor, Adityanath says anti-social elements behind violence

BHU violence: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the incidents at BHU smacked of a 'conspiracy' as prima facie reports suggested the role of anti-social elements in the incident. He told the media that the administration has been asked to get to the bottom of the matter without harassing any students. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 28, 2017 2:00 pm
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Mahendra Kumar Singh was appointed as the interim Chief Proctor of the Banaras Hindu University on Wednesday, a day after ON Singh resigned taking “moral responsibility” for the recent incidents of alleged molestation of a student and violence on campus. While the administration has targeted the university for not taking up student issues, the varsity faculty questioned the alleged forced entry of police into hostels and beating of staff members and students on Saturday night.

An internal four-page report by the former chief proctor and the university vice-chancellor Dr Girish Chandra Tripathi had called the alleged act of molestation an incident of ‘eve-teasing.’ “The student was walking back to her hostel on Thursday evening when a few motorcycle-borne men came near her and touched her inappropriately,” the SHO of Lanka police station told the Indian Express.

However, an acquaintance of the victim had this to say: “She was on her way to one of the hostels when the men sexually assaulted her. They pulled her hair and one of the men put his hand in her kurta, while another put his hand in her leggings. She fell and the men sped off.”

The District Magistrate has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the matter. A judicial inquiry under a retired high court judge was ordered by Vice-Chancellor Tripathi. The alleged molestation of the girl student is also being investigated by the police.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the incidents at BHU smacked of a ‘conspiracy’ as prima facie reports suggested the role of anti-social elements in the incident. He told the media that the administration has been asked to get to the bottom of the matter without harassing any students.

“The report (on BHU incidents) has been received and administration has been clearly told not to harass any student but get to the bottom of this issue and find details of anti-social elements who vitiated the atmosphere (in the university) in the garb of students,” he said.

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    anwarullahkhan
    Sep 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm
    Why the action has not been taken against v.c. of BHU till now?
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    1. Deep Salam
      Sep 28, 2017 at 9:57 am
      The corrupt party of 70 years can stoop to the lowest of the lowest level to come back to power... Jai yogi
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      1. Swapan Ray
        Sep 28, 2017 at 8:37 am
        Does not this Yogi has some other excuse for this shameful incident at BHU,??
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          Ram
          Sep 28, 2017 at 1:54 am
          1000 'students' protest and the alleged victim not one of them, who deplored politicization of the girls's safety incident by outsiders!When Yogi cons uted anti-Romio squad to protect girls and fix thugs, same left-congi-sp-bsp thugs made big noise. Some good investigation will reveal that thsi si another JNU type tamasha to discredit Yogi government when PM was visiting JNU/BHU. Same political elements who were behind JNU, HCU,JU and award wapsi/not in my name drama wil be found here too it may include those motorcycle riding thugs who started this by attacking a BHU girl. Media and vested interests will use it as propaganda before the truth come out as it happened so many times in past including recent left-extortion tabolid yellow journalist Gowri Lankesh in congress ruled state of Karnataka or attack on nun in Momota ruled WB, engineered church attacks in Delhi to help AAP-congress before elections. Hope congres/AAP/commies will spare Gujarat/Karnataka of such drama again!
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            Mujahidahmad Mohammad
            Sep 28, 2017 at 1:44 am
            As per UP CM., police is that anti social element which enter into campus and heniusly tourcherd and harrased and lati charged on innocent students who were protesting silently non voilently. And the shocking is that they registered case against 1200 students who were protesting inside the campus for their security needs. Shame on BJP Modi/Yogi Government.
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              anwarullahkhan
              Sep 28, 2017 at 2:07 pm
              Jai ho modi bhakt
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