BHU Crime Branch Serves Notice on Peacefully Protesting Students, Sec 307 (Attempt to Murder) Applied

Sabrangindia has accessed a copy of the Notice served by the Crime Branch


Fast on the heels of its repressive action of brutally beating women students and professors on September 23 (last saturday) the BHU Crime Branch has, late on the night of September 30 ( a week later) issued a ‘Notice’ to 10 students, all male who were protesting pecefully outside that day. Almost all ten students have been at the leadership of the 24 X 7 Library Movement that began in May 2016. Three of those who have received notices also belong to the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

#नोटिसराज:  बीएचयू में हुई Molestation की घटना के खिलाफ आवाज़ उठाने वाले 10  छात्रों पर attempt to murder, दंगा, बिस्फोटक का इस्तेमाल समेत कई मामले में नोटिस मिली है। हम सुरक्षित और शांत कैंपस की मांग कर रहे थे और वो नोटिस पकड़ा दिए। ज्ञात हो कि इस मामले में 1000 अज्ञात छात्र छात्राओं पर मुक़दमा दर्ज  किया गया है।
10 छात्रों को निम्नलिखित मामले में नोटिस मिली है-

Serious Sections of the law are proposed to be applied against the students, according to the notice:
147: Punishment for rioting
148: Rioting, armed with deadly weapons
149: unlawful assembly guilty of offence  commited in prosecution of common object
353: assault or criminal force to deter public servant 
332: Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant
336: endangering life and personal safety of others
427: mischief causing damage to the amount of 50 rs.
436: mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house etc.

Among the students who have received the notice are  Roshan Pandey,  Dhananjay Tripathi,  Vikas Singh,  Yashpal Singh and also Mritunjay, LN Sharma, Shantanu. Besides an FIR has already been lodged against three students members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) that is leading the student’s protest. Vikas Singh of the NSUI doinga PHD in Political Science, Divakar Singh, a BHU IIT Scholar belonging to Youth for Swaraj and a woman student called Mamta have an FIR against them.

Reacting to the notice students including Dhananjay Tripathi and Vikas Singh that “this was a clear case of revenge politics being played out. We were at the dharna in a peaceful protest, we are part of the JAC supporting the movement of the women students as also raising issues of parity and justice and this is a clear attempt to level false allegations against us as also trying to undermine the protest. How could we be hurling petrol bombs as it is alleged when we were at the peaceful dharna outside?” asks Dhananjay.

Facebook Video of BHU BUZZ exposing the truths behind the protest:



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