Following a lathicharge by police on students protesting against increasing eve-teasing incidents in Banaras Hindu University campus, Station Officer (SO) Lanka, CO Bhelupur and one Additional City Magistrate (ACM) removed prima facie for lathicharge.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday sought a detailed report from the Varanasi administration on the violence that erupted in BHU campus.
"I have sought a detailed report from the Varanasi Divisional Commissioner about the entire incident," Adityanath talking to media said in Lucknow.
A large number of students, including women, two journalists were injured in the lathicharge by Uttar Pradesh Police in BHU campus. Several police personnel were also injured.
Here are the live updates:
# An FIR has been registered against over 1,000 students and policemen involved in the baton-charge on protestors.Seperate FIRs have been registered at the Lanka Police Station.
# BHU students claim they have evidences against the brutality of police in women's hostel.
# Varansi District Magistrate has called few students of the University to meet him.
# A committee headed by the Uttar Pradesh chief secretary has been constituted to visit Banaras Hindu University campus and investigate over an alleged eve-teasing incident.
# Varanasi SSP orders BHU administration to change dress of varsity security officials
# All BHU-affiliated colleges to remain closed until October 2.
# Station Officer (SO) Lanka, CO Bhelupur and one Additional City Magistrate (ACM) removed prima facie for lathicharge
According to police, violence in the varsity campus erupted after some students protesting against the alleged eve-teasing incident of Thursday wanted to meet the BHU Vice Chancellor at his residence on Saturday night but were stopped by the university guards.
Akhilesh Yadav, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party president condemned the lathicharge on the BHU students.
The former chief minister said, “The government should resolve the issue by talks not lathicharge. Stringent action should be taken against the guilty.”
On Saturday night BHU had issued a statement saying the ‘dharna’ by the students just prior to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit is being ‘politically motivated’ to malign the image of the varsity.
Senior administrative and police officials reached the BHU campus to control the situation. Around 1500 policemen have been deployed in the university campus to prevent any untoward incident.
The students of the university have been protesting near the BHU’s main gate since Thursday against rise in eve-teasing incidents on the campus.
The protest was largely triggered after a woman student was allegedly harassed by three men on motorcycle inside the varsity campus.