About half-a-dozen boy students from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University for Journalism and Mass Communication allegedly created ruckus at the university girls’ hostel on Thursday night in the wake of “some BJP workers” raising objection over meeting of girls and boys till late night near the hostel.
BJP’s state headquarters, Deendayal Parisar, is situated beside the girls’ hostel. BJP workers allegedly asked the girls to get inside the hostel and asked the guard on duty not to let any girl meet boys after sunset.
Later, the boy students came in a group at the hostel around 1am and burst crackers and asked the girls to come out. They also shouted slogans against the BJP.
According to a hostel inmate, some boys came in a group and burst crackers in the porch of the hostel and also on the road in front of the hostel. The boys also threatened security guard of the hostel who immediately left the job.
She said, “On Thursday evening, girls were warned by the guard not to meet boy students after 6pm, as some BJP workers had lodged complaint against them. The boys came after midnight and created ruckus at the hostel. They came to hostel on Friday and Saturday as well and shouted slogans against the BJP.”
Despite creating ruckus for three days, the university administration didn’t lodge any complaint with police against any student nor was it able to explain how BJP workers could intervene in the matters relating to its students and the girls’ hostel. In fact, registrar of the university defended them saying that they had acted as responsible citizens by stopping the girls to meet their male friends in the night.
University’s registrar Chander Sonane said, “Just after the incident, we had formed a three-member committee for inquiry. In the inquiry, two girl students admitted that the ruckus was created by their friends. The students concerned also tendered their apology on the incident. We excused them with the warning not to repeat such acts. However, Sonane denied that the students had created any ruckus on Friday and Saturday.