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BHU chief proctor resigns, takes 'moral responsibility' for incidents

ANI
Published : Sep 27, 2017, 8:57 am IST
Updated : Sep 27, 2017, 12:55 pm IST

Professor O N Singh submitted his resignation letter to the Vice Chancellor, Girish Chandra Tripathi.

A number of students were hurt when clashes broke out between the police and students of the BHU after the students started protesting against alleged molestation of a girl. (Photo: File | PTI)
 A number of students were hurt when clashes broke out between the police and students of the BHU after the students started protesting against alleged molestation of a girl. (Photo: File | PTI)

Varanasi: In the wake of the violent protests that erupted at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the chief proctor, Professor O N 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.

Dr Mahendra Kumar Singh was appointed as BHU Chief Proctor after ON Singh resigned from the post.

 

Singh submitted his resignation letter to the Vice Chancellor, Girish Chandra Tripathi.

Read: UP orders inquiry into BHU violence

It is to be noted that O N Singh was considered to be one of the aides of the Vice Chancellor.

A number of students were hurt when clashes broke out between the police and students of the BHU after the students started protesting against alleged molestation of a girl.

Read: Cannot assign a guard to every student: BHU VC on girls' safety on campus

Earlier on Tuesday, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, the Director General of Police (DG) Uttar Pradesh and the BHU Vice-Chancellor seeking a detailed report on the matter and submit his response within four weeks.

 

Read: Additional City Magistrate, 2 others removed after clashes on BHU campus

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."

Read: BHU incident a 'conspiracy' by anti-social elements: Yogi

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.

Tags: banaras hindu university, bhu protest, chief proctor resigns, vice chancellor, girish chandra tripathi
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi (Benares)