6 Important things to know about BHU violence!

Unexpected violence in Banaras has shaken the law and order


From last few days new violence has taken place in BHU. It clearly depicts the real picture of hypocrite leaders. Two policemen and an officer have been removed after a woman student was beaten up by policemen during protests at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi on Saturday night. On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered an investigation amid outrage over a widely shared video in which two cops are seen thrashing the woman. Instead of working on bullet trains, PM Modi should work on women safety.. Following the violence, the university advanced its holidays, starting it from Monday instead of September 28. Other colleges in Varanasi have been shut down too.

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Things you should know about this outburst!

1. The cell phone video of the violence clearly showed policemen charging towards protesting women standing near the gates of a BHU hostel. As the women rushed inside, one student was left outside. A policeman is then seen pushing the woman, who fell to the ground. Two others then begin thrashing her with batons. A number of students and two journalists were also allegedly injured in the baton charge. How a policeman can show such a brutality towards a woman? Isn’t it a shameful incident?

2. Secondly, police has claimed the violence had been started by some outsiders who took advantage of the students’ protests. Officers said several police personnel had been injured as well.

3. Till now, two police officers and Additional City Magistrate have been removed. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “I have sought a report from the Divisional Commissioner, Varanasi, about the entire incident.”

4. The protests began last Thursday over lack of safety inside the campus after a first-year student alleged that she was molested by three bike-borne men. The administration, the students say, indulged in victim-shaming instead of arranging for proper security in the campus. Violence broke out on Saturday night after security guards at the university stopped students from meeting Vice-Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi at his residence.

5. Soon, the police was called in .The Vice Chancellor has promised action, saying the university will soon install CCTV cameras inside the campus. The opposition has sharply criticized the state government. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said the police violence was the “BJP version of Beti Bacaho,Beti Padhao in BHU”.

6. Former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, “Lathicharge on BHU students is condemnable. The government must find solutions through talks and not force. There should be action against those involved.”

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