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BHU Chief Proctor resigns following protests

Chief proctor of BHU professor Onkar Nath Singh resigned on Wednesday following the violent protest that rocked the campus last week.

Sources said that Singh was asked to step down by HRD ministry as he was unhappy with students protests against Eve teasing, Harassment on campus.

The chief Proctor who is responsible for law and order on university campus.

On Tuesday the Joint action committee of BHU suspend Vice chancellor G.C. Tripathi.

The demand includes “Suspension of District magistrate, SSP of Varanasi and strict legal action against the culprits “.

This came after Yogi Adityanath ordered a judicial inquiry in to the violence on campus.

Earlier the district magistrate written to the BHU registrar asking him to take immediate step to address the concern of female students.

It was also said that the university vice chancellor’s chair is also at risk.

The UP government finally intervened in BHU case after PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah asked about the Saturday night incident and sort out the issue at the earliest.

On Saturday police lathicharged hundreds of girls outside BHU campus where they were protesting.

The protest turned violent and some tried to burn a few properties.

UP government spokesperson Srikanth Sharma said that the government wanted communication between students, local administration , vice chancellor and other university officials.

“If they wish to do politics, they should do it with us and not with students. They should keep away from holding agitations in campuses,” he said.

On the lathicharge claims, he said, “We are identifying those ‘outsiders’ who are using the students to do politics and also identifying those who indulged in lathicharge.”

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