BHU chief proctor resigns, takes ‘moral responsibility’ for incidents of molestation, violence on campus
In the wake of the violent protests that erupted at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), chief proctor Prof ON Singh “taking a moral responsibility” of the recent incidents of molestation and violence inside the premises of the university, submitted his resignation late on Tuesday night.
BHU spokesperson Dr Rajesh Singh said that prof submitted his resignation to Vice Chancellor Prof GC Tripathi who accepted it.
It is to be noted that ON Singh was considered to be one of the aides of the vice-chancellor.
A number of students were injured when clashes broke out between the police and students of the BHU after the students started protesting against alleged molestation of a girl.
The victim alleged that security guards at BHU and the chief proctor did not take her complaint seriously, though she lodged a complaint with the proctor.
The proctor however claimed that he listened to the complaint and took action required.
Earlier on Tuesday, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the chief secretary, the director general of police Uttar Pradesh and the BHU vice-chancellor seeking a detailed report on the matter and submit his response within four weeks.
The NHRC, in its statement, said, “Suo motu cognisance taken in the subsequent use of unwarranted manhandling and thrashing of agitating students, mostly women, by UP police.”
The development came a day after Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma asserted that a judicial inquiry has been initiated to probe in the BHU violence case.
(With agency inputs)