Sharad Yadav criticises police action against protesting BHU students  

The Senior JD(U) leader denounced the police action and said the issue will be raised in Parliament.

Published: 24th September 2017 02:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2017 02:24 PM   |  A+A-

Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav | PTI File Photo

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today denounced the alleged police action against Banaras Hindu University students protesting against the increasing incidents of eve-teasing on the campus, and said the issue will be raised in Parliament.

A group of students had staged a sit-in at the main gate of the university after a woman student of the Arts Faculty was allegedly harassed by three motorcycle-borne men on the campus.

The protesting students were reportedly baton-charged by the police last night.

"It has never happened before at BHU. It is sheer violation of freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by the Constitution," Yadav said in a statement.

"We will raise the issue in Parliament... It is intolerable in a democracy and the government should apologise," he said, adding people will take to the streets to protest it.

BHU students have alleged they have to face eve-teasers on the campus regularly and the varsity administration was not taking any action to stop the miscreants.

BHU, however, said the protest by the students was "politically motivated" to malign the image of the university.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp