Varanasi BHU guards stop Dalit student from using toilet

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service VaranasiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 10:41 IST Banaras Hindu University (BHU)HIGHLIGHTSThe student said she was stopped from using the toiled as she was a DalitThe guards have denied the charges of discriminationThe chief proctor has instituted a three-member committee to probe into the allegationA female student of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Uttar Pradesh has accused two Proctorial Board security guards of stopping her from entering a campus toilet because she was a Dalit.The guards have, however, denied the charges of discrimination and said they only stopped her from entering a men’s toilet.Chief Proctor OP Rai has instituted a three-member committee to probe into the allegation.According to reports, the complainant, who is studying arts and is an active member of BHU’s SC/ST Students’ Programme Organising Committee, said she was working at the Bahujan Helpdesk near Mahila Mahavidyalaya premises for the past five days to guide college freshmen.On Thursday, she tried to enter the Mahila Mahavidyalaya premises to use a toilet when the guards stopped her. They allegedly asked her to go to the hospital or college campus for using a toilet.”Their attitude was discriminatory, inhuman and illegal,” the student said in her written complaint to the Chief Proctor. She has demanded ‘immediate disciplinary action’ against the guards.On Friday, Rai said he had received the student’s complaint and met her personally to hear out her grievances.”The accused guards were summoned. They have claimed that they stopped her because she was entering a men’s toilet. We have, however, formed a panel, which includes two women officials, to probe into the matter,” Rai said. He said action would be taken based on the committee’s report.Also read | Dalit youths stripped, beaten on allegation of theft in UPAlso read | Soch badlo papa: BJP MLA’s daughter who married Dalit boy makes emotional appeal to dad on live TVAlso watch | BJP MLA’s daughter who married Dalit boy makes emotional appeal to dad on live TVFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnumika Bahukhandi Tags :Follow VaranasiFollow bhuFollow DalitFollow banaras hindu university Varanasi: BHU guards stop Dalit student from using toiletOn Thursday, she tried to enter the Mahila Mahavidyalaya premises to use a toilet when the guards stopped her. They allegedly asked her to go to the hospital or college campus for using a toilet.advertisementlast_img read more