Live: BHU Registrar Neeraj Tripathi Appointed As Interim VC 

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said a “judicial inquiry” had been ordered into the BHU violence.

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Members of AISA, AIWDA and KYS shout slogans against during a protest in support of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) girls’ agitation, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday.

The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has been embroiled in controversy over the lathicharge on students on 23 September. The incident occurred when students were protesting inaction over an alleged molestation of a fellow student.

VC Girish Chandra Tripathi has drawn flak for the violence that unfolded at the gates of the varsity. The NHRC has sought a detailed report on the incident from UP’s Chief Secretary, the DGP, and the VC within four weeks. The UP government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence. A magisterial investigation in the matter be carried out under a retired High Court judge.

Watch this space for live updates on the BHU incident.

  • BHU registrar Neeraj Tripathi has been appointed interim vice-chancellor after current incumbent Girish Chandra Tripathi went on indefinite leave
  • BHU Chief Proctor ON Singh resigns
  • Retired HC judge VK Dikshit to head panel formed to probe BHU violence
  • UP government orders magisterial probe into the violence
  • FIR lodged against 1,000 BHU students; Several told to vacate hostels
  • Protesting students were injured in a lathicharge by the police outside the BHU campus on Saturday night
  • The demonstrators were protesting an alleged case of molestation of a BHU student
11:37 AM , 04 Oct

Hostel Curfew Timings Likely to Be Relaxed

A senior administrative official confirmed that a proposal to extend the hostel outdoor timings from 8 pm to 9.30 pm for girls’ hostels is under consideration, reported The Hindu.

Students have been demanding equal curfew timings, arguing that the 10 p.m. deadline for boys was “discriminatory and arbitrary”.

10:18 AM , 04 Oct

BHU Gets Interim VC

BHU Registrar Neeraj Tripathi has been appointed as Interim Vice-Chancellor, after Girish Tripathi went on indefinite leave.

Girish , who is scheduled to retire on 30 November, went on leave on 2 October, citing personal reasons.

7:33 PM , 03 Oct

BHU Registrar to be Officiating VC for Two Months

BHU registrar Neeraj Tripathi is set to be the officiating vice-chancellor after current incumbent Girish Chandra Tripathi went on indefinite leave, two months before the end of his tenure. Tripathi, who is scheduled to retire on 30 November, went on leave on Monday citing personal reasons.

According to sources,Tripathi has handed over the reigns to the registrar, who will hold the additional responsibility till a new vice-chancellor is appointed.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters on Tuesday that the university has received Tripathi’s application and has confirmed that he is on indefinite leave.

According to the BHU Act, if the university head goes on leave, the Rector will act as the head and in the Rector's absence, the varsity Registrar will assume charge as vice- chancellor.

5:32 PM , 02 Oct

BHU VC Goes on Leave

Ten days after the lathicharge on students, the vice-chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University Girish Chandra Tripathi has gone on leave citing person reasons, said PTI quoting reporters.The development comes amid him coming under radar of the central government who was upset with the manner in which he handled the protest at BHU campus.

Published: 25 Sep 2017, 2:29 PM IST
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