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BHU Violence, 2 Cops, 3 Additional City Magistrates Removed

BHU Violence, 2 Cops, 3 Additional City Magistrates Removed

About a dozen student groups, mostly from the Left, will protest against the police "brutality" at Jantar Mantar here tomorrow. The VC alleged that his house was vandalized by the protesting students, which is why police had to be involved, injuring many students.

They also demanded that accountability of the BHU authorities should also be fixed, saying the Vice Chancellor of the University Girish Chandra Tripathi has completely failed to ensure protection of the students "and their rights to free speech".

In a severe police crackdown on protestors in Benaras Hindu University (BHU), several women students were injured on Saturday as they were protesting against the authorities' inaction in a case of molestation just outside the campus premises.

"We are here to remind the HRD ministry about their responsibility of looking into the problems at BHU", said Saket Bahuguna, national media convener of ABVP.

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In its statement, the BHU said that the protests were politically motivated, to malign the image of the university as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visiting Varanasi at that time. The protests in BHU started about four days ago in protest against an incident of eve teasing. Furious over the laid back attitude of the administration, the students on Friday staged protests outside the campus and blocked entry to the campus through the main gate.

The varsity is to remain shut till October 2 say reports.

The woman alleged that security guards, about 100 metres from where the incident happened, did nothing to stop the men.

In a video that has emerged on Twitter on Sunday morning, policemen are seen brutally hitting a woman student outside her hostel. The DM has ordered for closing of all the universities, including the higher educational institutions, in the city on Monday. "Stringent action should be taken against the guilty". The police sources said some of its personnel were injured in the clashes during which the students allegedly indulged in arson.

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Students claimed that the police assaulted without provocation and even tried to enter the women's hostel, NDTV reported. Who allowed police hooliganism on campus?

The ongoing protesters outside the BHU campus provoked when a first-year female student of BHU alleged that she was molested by three bike-borne men outside the campus on Thursday.

It cites BHU students' allegations of gender discrimination at the hostels, such as "curfew timings" in the girls' hostels, where only vegetarian food is served while the boys' hostels serve non-vegetarian meals.

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