BHU students trash VC’s claims made on news channels

Students have come all the way to Delhi to make their voices heard.

WrittenBy:Sahla Nechiyil
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Seven days have passed since allegations arose of a student being molested at Banaras Hindu University and the campus is still tense. The issue has now attracted national attention after video footage surfaced on social media where male cops were seen brutally beating up female students–the forefront of the movement. Meanwhile, the man in the middle of all this, BHU Vice-Chancellor, Girish Chandra Tripathi has been using television media to defend his stance–claiming that the movement was politically motivated and led by ‘outsiders’. He even went to the extent of denying the lathi-charge which took place on September 23rd midnight.

However, a few students from BHU have come all the way to the national capital to make their voice heard. “We need solidarity from campuses all over India and from the civil society. That is the reason we decided to come to Delhi,” said Mineshi Mishra, the sole female student, and Newslaundry campus correspondent.

“We also want to meet the Prime Minister and HRD Minister and explain to them the gravity of this issue. Though we tried for appointments, we were denied the permission,” said  Ramayan Patel, Joint Action Committee (JAC) convener.


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