Delhi Protests in Solidarity with BHU Students: Demands Gender Sensitive Body

Written by Newsclick Report | Published on: September 26, 2017

Women rights organizations, students and citizens in Delhi came together, in solidarity with BHU.

 
On 21st September protests erupted in Banaras Hindu University over the victim shaming by the university administration, of a female student who was molested by three men inside the university premises.  After the incident, female students protested against the lack of action and victim blaming by the administration. On September 23, the female protesters who were sitting at the university gate were brutally beaten up by the police. Protesting against the police repression and the ignorant attitude of the administration on September 25, women rights organizations, students and citizens in Delhi came together, in solidarity with BHU. They demanded swift action and a gender-sensitive body which can inquire into the sexual harassment cases and take up task of gender sensitization for members of the University community .

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