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BHU’s Chief Proctor resigns over campus violence

IANS | Lucknow |

BHU’s Chief Proctor O.N. Singh has resigned, taking moral responsibility for the violence inside the campus on Saturday.

Banaras Hindu University spokesperson Rajesh Singh said that Vice Chancellor G.C. Tripathi has accepted Singh’s resignation which he tendered late on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Tripathi has rubbished reports suggesting that he had been summoned by the Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry over to the campus violence when police used force to disperse students protesting molestation of a student on Saturday.

He said he had gone to Delhi on Tuesday to attend the varsity’s executive council meeting and returned. The Vice Chancellor claimed that some people were spreading false information stating that the HRD Ministry had summoned him.

“Talks are held with the HRD Ministry on some or the other matter on a daily basis. I had a telephonic conversation with Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar even today and briefed him about the violence on the BHU campus. I also told him that the Judicial Commission will probe the matter,” he said.

Tripathi said the HRD Minister also offered him suggestions on how to tackle the situation in the aftermath of the violence.

The Vice Chancellor added that all facts will come out after the probe by the Judicial Committee into the campus violence.