BJP's policy is to curb voice of women who stand up for their rights: Rahul

ANI | Updated: Sep 25, 2017 21:24 IST

Dwarka (Gujarat) [India], September 25 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday poked fun at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in wake of violence which occurred in BHU and said though Centre's policy is 'beti bachao -beti padhao' but when a girl stands up for her rights, her voice is curbed.

Gandhi also sought Prime Minister's apology in the regard, he said, "All this is happening in Prime Minister's constituency and he should apologise to the BHU girls and should act immediately. This is not the way to work."

Slamming the Prime Minister over the police lathi-charge on protesting BHU students against the alleged molestation, Rahul said, "The philosophy of Bharatiya Janata Party is- 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' (save daughters, teach daughters), and thrash the daughter when she asks for her right."

Earlier in the day, it was confirmed that a FIR has been registered against 1000 the BHU students for arson and other charges, retorting to which Gandhi said, "Whatever is happening in BHU is very wrong. It is so shameful that FIR is being registered against the protesting students. These girls have done nothing wrong. What is wrong is the government's approach in the matter."

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday lathi-charged the BHU students, who were protesting since three days against the alleged molestation of a varsity girl.

The students alleged that the police thrashed them and dragged them through hair.

The ongoing protests and clashes outside the BHU campus triggered when a first-year female student of BHU alleged that she was molested by three bike-borne men outside the varsity campus on Thursday.

The victim in the matter has claimed that she went to the university administration for complaining about the incident but the administration in lieu of taking any action against the molesters, shamed the victim for her awkward hostel timings.

Angered over the laid back attitude of the administration and lack of action from the side, the varsity students staged protests outside the campus on Friday and blocked entry to the campus through the main gate.

The protests here coincided with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi. (ANI)