Commissioner blames university administration for BHU violence

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Sep 2017 09:14:05



VARANASI Commissioner Nitin Gokarn on Tuesday submitted a report in connection with Saturday’s lathicharge on protesting students in BHU and blamed the university administration for the violence.
Gokarn has in the report, sent to Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, said that Banaras Hindu University (BHU) did not deal with the victim’s complaint in a sensitive manner and did not handle the situation in time, said a senior administrative official.

The report also said that if the matter had been settled on time then there would not have been such a big controversy.
According to the report, the biggest fault in this case is that of the administration and such a controversy would not have taken place had they handled the matter appropriately.

Meanwhile, BHU Vice-Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi has denied that the students were lathicharged in the campus. He said that action was taken against those who hurled petrol bombs and pelted stones, and attempted to burn the university’s property. Tripathi said that action was not taken against any student, adding there is no evidence to back it.

“When I was going to the Triveni hostel to meet the students at around 8.30 pm on September 23, some unruly elements stopped me and began pelting stones,” he said. Tripathi said that he met with the victim and her friends twice. The students told the Vice-Chancellor that the protests were being organised by some unwanted elements who appeared to be outsiders.
They kept the victim in captivity and forced her to sit at the protest venue, he said.