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Will resign if asked to go on leave: BHU VC Tripathi

BHU vice chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi said on Thursday that he will resign if he is asked to go on a leave.

Tripathi whose tenure ends on Nov 30, also maintained that the HRD ministry has not directed him to proceed on a leave.

“So far, nothing of this sort has been communicated to me. I have been in touch with the HRD Minister (Prakash Javadekar) right from the day of the incident and have briefed him about the situation as well as the measures taken. But if am I asked to go on leave, I will resign,” Tripathi said.

He refused to go on a leave and said , “Having done so much, it will be insulting to go on leave two months before my tenure comes to end. I will prefer quitting,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

In a report, Varanasi divisional commissioner had blamed the administration of BHU for the campus violence.

Nitin Gokarn said the university administration ignored the complaint filed by a girl who was allegedly molested in campus.

Vice Chancellor Tripathi however had dismissed the alleged sexual harassment as a simple Eve teasing case.

He had denied that the police had baton charged students who were protesting against incident.

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