Lucknow: Another midnight drama unfolded in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus on Tuesday night when the chief proctor Professor O.N. Singh resigned, owning ‘moral responsibility’ for the recent incident of alleged molestation of a girl student and the subsequent violence on campus.
Prof Singh’s resignation was submitted to the vice-chancellor around Tuesday midnight and accepted shortly after.
On Wednesday, Prof M.K. Singh was appointed as the new chief proctor.
The resignation of the chief proctor came hours after the Varanasi commissioner’s report to the state government blamed the BHU administration for not handling the situation in a sensitive manner.
Multiple inquiries are being held in the BHU incident with the Varanasi commissioner having submitted his report ton UP chief secretary, the district magistrate having ordered the mandatory magisterial inquiry and the state opting for a judicial inquiry into the incidents....