BHU violence: Amid protest & violence, BHU proctor ON Singh resigns


Singh submitted his resignation letter to the Vice Chancellor, Girish Chandra Tripathi.

Dean of students Prof MK Singh will look after the chief proctor office as additional charge till the new appointment is made. As per the government directive, he is disallowed from making appointments starting Wednesday, that is September 27.

Tripathi too is under pressure to resign as a report by the Varanasi divisional commissioner blamed the university administration for the campus violence. The BJP's annoyance with the V-C was evident when the ABVP also joined the students' protests.

"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", Adityanath told reporters in his pocketborough of Gorakhpur.

A day later, on September 25, the varsity issued a statement saying the "dharna" by the students just a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit was "politically motivated" to malign the image of the university.

A high-level official report on the recent violence and arson in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has reportedly noted that proper and timely communication with protesting girl students by the varsity administration could have nipped the problem in the bud and prevented it from escalating.

The students were protesting the incident of eve-teasing and inaction by security guards, and in return they were subjected to inhuman treatment by the police amounting to violation of human rights of the students.

The students accused the police of abruptly indulging in baton charge without making any announcements.

Pyare Lal, a BHU alumnus working as a consultant in the Indian Naval Maritime Academy, claimed the violence was orchestrated at the behest of "opposition parties". "He had also starkly said he knew how and what BA students study and they did not need libraries", she said.

"He had also starkly said he knew how and what BA students study and they did not need libraries", the undergraduate student said.