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Book BHU VC for failure to protect students: Babbar

UP Congress Committee president Raj Babbar said BHU vice-chancellor Prof Girish Chandra Tripathi should be booked for his failure to protect girl students on the campus.

lucknow Updated: Sep 26, 2017 13:44 IST
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Babbar said the VC was responsible for cane-charging on girls as he didn’t take action on the girl’s complaint.
Babbar said the VC was responsible for cane-charging on girls as he didn’t take action on the girl’s complaint. (HT Photo)

UP Congress Committee president Raj Babbar on Monday said BHU vice-chancellor Prof Girish Chandra Tripathi should be booked for his failure to protect girl students on the campus.

Speaking to HT over the phone, Babbar said like the owners of Ryan International School in Gurgaon, who failed to protect their student who was murdered on the school premises, the BHU VC should be booked for not addressing the problems of students.

“As BHU VC, it is his responsibility to hear the complaints of girls and take appropriate action. He neither heard their complaints nor took any action in eve-teasing case,” he said.

Babbar said the VC was responsible for cane-charging on girls as he didn’t take action on the girl’s complaint.

He expressed anger for not being allowed by the administration to meet the girls who sustained injuries in the lathi-charge. He also raised objection over registration of a police case against 1,000 unidentified students.

“I have come to know that 1,000 unidentified students have been booked. It is sad that students are being blamed for the incident,” he said.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave the slogan of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, should have stopped and listened to the problems of girl students.

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He claimed that the administration and the government were trying to intimidate girls.

YOUTH CONG ACTIVISTS TORCH EFFIGIES OF MODI, YOGI

Members of the Uttar Pradesh Youth Congress (UPYC) took out a march, got their heads tonsured and burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath to protest against lathi-charge on BHU students on Saturday.

The police stopped the Congress youth wing leaders near UP Sunni Central Waqf Board office as they tried to move towards GPO Park from the UP Congress Committee (UPCC) headquarters.

UPYC (central zone) president Ankit Parihar, who led the march, demanded that a case be registered against those responsible for lathi-charge.

Lucknow unit president of UPYC Manoj Tiwari said partymen protested against the detention of UPCC president Raj Babbar in Shivpur area of Varanasi.