Varanasi: Dr Mahendra Kumar Singh was on Wednesday appointed the Chief Proctor of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) after Professor ON Singh resigned Tuesday night, taking “moral responsibility” for the incident of molestation and violence inside the premises of the university.
ON Singh submitted his resignation letter to the Vice-Chancellor, Girish Chandra Tripathi, on Tuesday night. ON Singh was considered to be one of the aides of Tripathi.
A number of students were hurt when clashes broke out between the police and students of the BHU after the students started protesting against alleged molestation of a girl.
Earlier on Tuesday, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, the Director General of Police (DG) Uttar Pradesh and the BHU Vice-Chancellor seeking a detailed report on the matter and submit his response within four weeks.
The NHRC, in its statement, said, "Suo motu cognisance taken in the subsequent use of unwarranted manhandling and thrashing of agitating students, mostly women, by UP police."
The development came a day after Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Shrikant Sharma asserted that a judicial inquiry has been initiated to probe in the BHU violence case....