Students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Saturday protested against the alleged reinstatement of suspended Professor SK Chaube, who has been accused of molesting a girl student.
University Administration, however, stated that the professor is censored and can hold no post of responsibility.
BHU Registrar Neeraj Tripathi said, “He was earlier suspended and is now censored. The matter will again be taken to BHU’s highest decision-making body”.
“The Vice-Chancellor had taken cognisance of the complaint and suspended him. Inquiry committee later filed a report and BHU’s highest decision-making body censored the Professor, he can neither hold a post of responsibility in BHU nor attend any event or apply to any other college or university”, he added.
It has been about 12 hours for the students to sit in the dharna. The administration has so far tried to trick students. Vardan and professors of Mahila Maha Vidyalaya forced the students to go to the hostel, threatening them. Even after this, the remaining students continued to sit overnight.
The main demands of the girl students are:
• Immediate dismissal of S.K. Chaubey and registration of FIR.
• Investigate and investigate all cases of sexual abuse in the past.
• GSCASH is applicable immediately on campus.
• Women hostels open 24X7.