The head of department, R P Singh, denied that the questions were out of syllabus. “It is the prerogative of the teacher to set the paper according to his area of specialisation. No teacher sets a paper out of his area of expertise and what he has taught,” he said.
According to the complaint, the “tearing and pulling down the poster" has “caused the Dalit and other minority students deep mental and psychological trauma, leaving them with a deep sense of insecurity on campus”. It alleged that anti-Dalit slurs were hurled at SC/ST students
In this case, Adityanath, as the head of the state, had the power to grant or refuse sanction to prosecute himself, which was challenged by the petitioners who highlighted “the imminent bias” involved.
Last week, the department of anaesthesiology in IMS had written to the department of orthopaedic surgery, requesting that elective and routine surgeries in BHU’s hospitals either be deferred or taken up before the conference.
According to police, Ashutosh Singh (21) and Antesh Singh (22) have confessed that they were part of a group that had an altercation with Yadav on October 2 at the university’s Tara Chand hostel shortly before his murder.
At BHU, however, the disillusionment set in early. “Only Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali were offered as languages to students of the women’s college while the men at the Faculty of Arts could choose between German, Spanish and Polish,” she says
The court said the judge made “a mockery of law” by acting like a “fanciful imaginative film director, and a maths teacher trying to solve the murders like a maths puzzle based on analogies and guesswork”.
In its 273-page order, the bench of Justices B K Narayana and A K Mishra described as “illegal” the conclusion reached by Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal in his November 2013 order that held the Talwars guilty of murder.
“This protest became so big only because we have been quiet all this while because the administration tends to shame us instead of taking action. But we were outraged when we heard of Thursday’s incident and decided to protest,” says an Arts undergraduate student.
BHU V-C said, "Some people with vested interests and ulterior motives have triggered this incident. The students, if they had a grievance or complaint, should have suggested to the university to do something. But there is a mindset to disturb institutions of higher learning. BHU is not alone."
In a media release, the BHU administration stated, “This protest was completely political in nature because it was timed with the PM’s visit, with the intention of soiling the image of the university.”
Addressing a crowd of approximately 15,000 people who had assembled from across the region at Bada Lalpur area of Varanasi, Modi said that these projects, worth over Rs 1,000 crore, have been completed under UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The JAC alleged right-wing student groups launched a campaign to malign organisers, guests and event by calling it “anti-national” and likening it to the event at JNU, which received national attention after azaadi slogans were allegedly raised there.