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Anti-BHU Hoardings appeared in city a day before PM’s visit

Varanasi: In order to draw the attention of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the alleged partiality to Hindi speaking candidates in interview in Banaras Hindu University, some students placed bog hoarding in different parts of the city just a day before his visit on Saturday.

The PM is arriving here on Sunday to inaugurate several projects and unveil a larger than life size statute of RSS ideologue Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. The PM is also expected to cross through the BHU and the roads where these hoardings have been placed. One could see the hoardings in areas like Lanka, Maldahiya, Cantonment, and Kashi Vidyapith Road.  

The hoardings had inscriptions demanding termination of BHU vice-chancellor, status of Rajbhasha Hindi as ‘Rashtrabhasha’, and a judicial probe into the process of recruitment of assistant professors. The hoarding also contained inscriptions like –‘Rajbhasha Hindi ki upeksha va apman kyon’ (why Rajbhasha Hindi is ignored and insulted).

A fellow of BHU Dr Karn Kumar Singh placed these hoarding to express his protest against the alleged partiality being done to Hindi speaking people.

He had also appeared in an interview for the post of assistant professor at the department of Ancient Indian History and Culture & Archaeology in the first week of January.

The city had also witnessed similar hoardings on January 17 during the international alumni meet of BHU. The controversy began in the first week of January after an interview for the post of assistant professor at the department of Ancient Indian History and Culture & Archaeology. It was alleged that partiality was done with the Hindi speaking candidates in the interview, and they were suggested to learn English to qualify.

Earlier, a group of students had also staged demonstration on January 4 and submitted a memorandum to the office of registrar alleging that the Hindi speaking candidates were misbehaved and discouraged to take part in the interview. However, the BHU spokesperson Rajesh Singh already denied the allegation and said that the interview was conducted as per the prescribed norms. He said no candidate was misbehaved or any partiality was done to them.


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