Banaras Hindu University girl shaves head in protest

In light of the BHU violence, let's look back at the instances of police forces being brought into several renowned Universities to control student agitations.

Heavy police personnel deployed at Banaras Hindu University where students were holding a protest in Varanasi, late Saturday night.

"If you go inside the campus in the evening, you will realise that harassment is a common problem here", said Shweta Mishra, a student. We are ready to take action but let the students approach us first. Yet, BHU vice-chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi, much like his counterparts in HCU, Apparao, and JNU, M Jagadesh Kumar, instead of listening to the women students complaining repeatedly, chose to call in the police to beat the protesters up.


Yesterday, Congress leaders P.L. Punia, Raj Babbar and Ajay Rai were detained by police, ahead of their participation in the students' protest march at BHU. One of the students even got her head tonsured. They also alleged that the cops entered a girls' hostel.

"What is playing itself out in his own constituency is the perpetration of the most unspeakable atrocities on girl students who were protesting against eve-teasing and alleged molestation and demanding a safer campus", said Tewari. Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government removed three additional city magistrates and two policemen in connection with the lathi charge. Students say that a third year female student was sexually harassed by two men on a motorcycle near Bharat Kala Bhawan when she was returning to her hostel in Triveni Complex on Thursday.

The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) condemns the brutal police violence perpetrated on all students, majority of which are girls, by the authorities of the Banares Hindu University (BHU). The demands include basic student rights such as the formation of GSCASH (Gender Sensitisation Committee against Sexual Harassment), employment of female guards, and strict action in molestation cases and so on. Male students joined the protesting students on Friday and blocked the gate Vice-Chancellor's lodge.


On learning the response of the security personnel to the incident, students from the women's hostel chose to protest.

The All India Democratic Women's Association expresses its solidarity with the protesting students and demands immediate action against all those responsible for the police brutality.

As has become somewhat of a norm on social media, people shared the image without verifying the source and claimed that the girl was a student at the university.



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