Former Banaras Hindu University union presidents demand visitorial inquiry into police lathicharge

Senior Congress leader Karan Singh, who was a BHU chancellor in the past, also issued a statement terming the police lathicharge on students as "most deplorable".

Published: 25th September 2017 10:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2017 10:49 PM   |  A+A-

Heavy police force deployed outside the Banaras Hindu University as Samajwadi Party workers protest over the police laticharge on the female students of the university in Varanasi on Monday. | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Three former presidents of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) students' union have demanded a visitorial inquiry into the incident of police lathicharge on students and the restoration of the union.

The President of India is the Visitor of all the central universities.

Supporting the "democratic and peaceful movement" of the students, Anand Kumar, Mohan Prakash and Anand Pradhan, the three former students' union leaders, expressed a "serious concern" over the assault on the protesters.

Senior Congress leader Karan Singh, who was a BHU chancellor in the past, also issued a statement terming the police lathicharge on students as "most deplorable" and demanded that the vice-chancellor ordered an enquiry to ascertain the causes which led to the situation, so that remedial steps were taken "without delay".

Meanwhile, the BHU alumni have decided to hold a candlelight vigil at Jantar Mantar here from 4.30 pm tomorrow.

"It is our duty as concerned citizens and proud alumni to respond to the recent events on the campus. It is our way of saying, 'We are with you'," it said in a statement.

The police action took place on Saturday night after the students, agitating against an alleged eve-teasing incident, wanted to meet the vice-chancellor at his residence.

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