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Unrest and ideological clashes on rise at north #Indian universities – #Banaras #Hindu #University is the latest of many campuses to suffer student unrest in the #BJP-ruled north Indian state


Public universities in India seem to have become the new battlefield of clashing ideologies with the latest spurt of violence taking place at the century-old Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the political hotbed of Uttar Pradesh.

Violence erupted on September 23 in BHU when some women students faced assault from the right-wing student organization Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). The women were performing a street play to mark the anniversary of their protests against sexual harassment on campus and to highlight the university’s inability to curb it.

Read more: Unrest and ideological clashes on rise at north Indian universities | Asia Times

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