BHU violence: Modi, Shah call CM Yogi; ask to take necessary steps

BHU violence: Modi, Shah call CM Yogi; ask to take necessary steps
BHU violence: Modi, Shah call CM Yogi; ask to take necessary steps

Lucknow: Amid the on and off violence inside the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah talked to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take stock of the situation.

Nitin Gadkari, the Road and Transport Minister, told reporters here that an inquiry is being conducted into the incident.

“The Prime Minister and the party chief have spoken to the Chief Minister. The incident is unfortunate. We express our pain. The state government will find a solution,” the BJP leader said.

He said the party was committed to ensuring dignity and respect of women and any opinion should not be formed on the basis of any isolated incident.

Tension prevailed at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday after an agitation by woman students protesting molestation of a student turned violent late on Saturday when police used force to disperse the protestors.

Additional police has been deployed on the campus as a precautionary measure after police carried out a baton-charge and fired in the air on Saturday night while the students threw stones in retaliation. The university has been shut till October 2.

The students of BHU’s Triveni hostel have been protesting at a university gate since Friday against the BHU administration’s inaction after a student alleged that she was molested on the campus on Thursday.

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In a major action against the violent protesters, police has registered FIR against 1,200 students, including girls and boys.

The BHU protest has also reached the national capital as on Monday morning, Delhi University students, led by Congress’ student wing NSUI, staged protest against the violence against the students.