The students also accused their VC of using media selectively to spread an articulated version favouring the administration. Naik termed the increase in the number of women students in the varsity as a step towards "women empowerment". "She will tell you the real story". The angry students also demanded that the restriction imposed on women regarding entry time in the hostels should be taken back.
Far from seconding the BHU spokesperson's claims, Ekta said while there may have been outsiders, "Most of the students lathicharged were from BHU". We express our pain. We requested the members of the board to see the CCTV footage so that the culprit could be identified.
"Where is their evidence?" It also seeks explanation for the events that prompted the police to take the extreme step of lathicharging female students.
The incident took place on Thursday when three bikers inappropriately touched a student of first year near the Kala Bhawan. Will appropriate action be taken against the university administration as circumstances have worsened due to their negligence in the case? Frustrated, the girls approached the Proctor who started victim-shaming. "Perhaps he does not know how to fulfil the duties of a father", he said.
As opposition parties targeted the BJP over the police action on the campus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah yesterday spoke to the chief minister and asked him to address the issue at the earliest.
University vice-chancellor G.C. Tripathi, who was in New Delhi on Tuesday, said the "safety of students is his priority". The District Magistrate was forced to come down and talk to the agitated crowd. "We have credible reports that people from outside had infiltrated the groups of students and precipitated the crisis, " said a senior UP minister here. "There are certain areas in the campus which make us wary of venturing out late at night".
Having endured enough of this nonsense, girls gathered at the Lanka Gate.
Speaking to the newspaper about the alleged incidents of molestation and eve-teasing on the campus, the VC said, "Incidents can happen and they do".
The next day (Sept 25), students claim that they were told to vacate the hostels by 4 pm or else their stuff would be thrown out. The terrified girl runs to her room in the college hostel, and later complains to the warden along with her friends.