Allahabad University Students` Union president alleges harassment: 8 politicians issue statement against govt

Richa has maintained that she was being targeted for questioning the vice-chancellor`s conduct and the varsity`s anarchist approach.

Updated: Mar 08, 2016, 16:22 PM IST
Allahabad University Students` Union president alleges harassment: 8 politicians issue statement against govt

Allahabad: Richa Sharma, the first woman president of the Allahabad University Students` Union, who has accused alleged harassment by the administration, on Monday got support from political parties.

Eight politicians of different political parties have issued joint statement in support of Richa accusing the government of harassing Allahabad Univ Students' Union president.

The letter was signed by Communist Party of India (Marxist)​ leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja, Janata Dal (United) KC Tyagi, Congress leaders Rajeev Shukla, Jairam Ramesh, AAP leader Bhagwant Mann, Javed Ali Khan and Jai Prakash Yadav. While extending their support to Richa, the politicans have alleged that the government is sowing widespread discntent in campuses by its blatant support to ABVP's goondaism.

Richa has maintained that she was being targeted for questioning the vice-chancellor`s conduct and the varsity`s anarchist approach.

As per reports an inquiry was conducted against Richa following allegations that she got admission as a research scholar on a seat meant for the reserved category.

The Allahabad University students` union president also alleged that the varsity`s actions were politically motivated, aimed at targeting her for questioning the vice-chancellor`s conduct wherein he appointed a sexual-harassment accused as his OSD.

"The administration of the Allahabad University has been mentally harassing me for the last six months. Daily they are sending me notices and questioning my work. In tune with those unwarranted allegations, they are trying to send me out of the varsity. They are now questioning my admission procedure and stating that there are some irregularities in that," Richa told ANI.