The state police drew severe criticism for the action against the farmers, and several roads and highways, including toll plazas, were blockaded at different places in protest for hours.
The re-polling of panchayat polls in West Bengal is being held on Wednesday in 568 panchayat election booths spread across 19 districts of the state.
Banaras Hindu University wardens recall horror of Saturday night: Girl students booted to the ground
The girls began their protests that very night, trying to draw the attention of the administration to the lack of street lights and CCTV cameras on the roads leading to the hostel.
Videos and accounts of the trouble over the past four days are circulating on social media. One cellphone video shows policemen charging at women students protesting at the gate of a hostel.
Opposition parties targeted the BJP government over the police action against women students and activists began making a beeline to the BHU campus.
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".