With the removal of at least three additional city magistrates and two police personnel, the Uttar Pradesh government has attempted to calm the nation wide outrage after baton charge was ordered on female students of Benaras Hindu University (BHU). It need be recalled that protest had erupted over an alleged eve-teasing incident. Station Officer of Lanka Police Station Rajiv Singh has been removed and sent to police lines. Station officer of Jaitpura Police Station Sanjiv Mishra has been posted in his place, police officials said. Also the Circle Officer of Bhelupur, Nivesh Katiyar has been removed and Circle Officer of Kotwali Ayodhya Prasad Singh posted in his place. A release from Varanasis District Information office said three additional city magistrates, Manoj Kumar Singh, Sushil Kumar Gaund and Jagdamma Prasad Singh have also been removed. A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a lathicharge by the police in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) where a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent. The violence erupted after some students, protesting against the incident on Thursday, wanted to meet the varsitys vice chancellor at his residence. Security guards of the university stopped the students and informed the police, according to university sources.
June 10, 2018
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