WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sep 27, 2017, 05.49 PM
The Indian Prime Minister's Office (PMO) reportedly intervened in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) protest that set the campus on edge since the police baton-charged women students complaining against a molestation case.
The BHU chief proctor's decision to resign came shortly after PM Narendra Modi's office called higher education secretary KK Sharma to discuss the matter on Tuesday, Hindustan Times reported.
Both PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah spoke to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to about the unrest on the 100-year-old university. The human resource development ministry was also instructed to look into the students' complaints and take immediate steps to address them and to build confidence.
The chief proctor of the Banaras Hindu University, ON Singh, resigned last night (Tuesday) taking moral responsibility for the protests.
The district administration has declared holidays till October 2 in all colleges and universities in the district after the spread of violence. The BHU had earlier announced that the holidays would start from September 28.
The molestation case at Banaras Hindu University came to light when women scholars blocked the entrance of the university campus from where Modi's convoy was expected to pass on Friday.