Reportedly, two groups of students, from Birla and LBS hostels of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), indulged in heavy stone pelting, following a clash over some unknown issue on Thursday afternoon.
Heavy police force is currently deployed in the BHU campus
Although no injury from the clashes has been reported so far, the university campus was littered with bricks and stones, reports HT.
To bring the situation under control, Additional District Magistrate (city) Vinay Singh and Superintendent of police (city) Dinesh Singh, along with a large number of police personnel, equipped with sticks, arrived at the scene and drove the students back into their hostels.
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Strict action would be taken, said BHU Chief Proctor
Meanwhile, according to the ADM, the situation is now under control. Further, BHU Chief Proctor Prof. OP Rai said that strict action would be taken against those who tried to spoil the atmosphere of the central university.
Earlier in September, BHU students had clashed with resident doctors
Notably, this isn't the first time that BHU is in news for wrong reasons.
Earlier, in September, hundreds of BHU students fought with resident doctors of the on-campus Sir Sundarlal Hospital, after the latter refused to admit a patient over unavailability of vacant beds.
Another incident of violence occurred in February this year, when some students clashed during the university's cultural fest.
Meanwhile, JNU is witnessing turbulent atmosphere amid student protests
To note, the incident comes at a time when some 800km from Varanasi, the JNU is already witnessing a turbulent atmosphere owing to violent student protests.
The protests began after the administration announced hikes in its hostel fee.
Subsequently, they rolled back the fee-hike, reportedly considering students from economically weaker sections.
However, student groups said that the protests would continue.
Atrocious scenes from the JNU campus
Delhi: A statue of Swami Vivekananda inside Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) was vandalized by miscreants.More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/UM8QPWjlOU