SP govt failed to check harassment at Allahabad university: Mayawati

 BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday alleged that the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has failed to check "harassment" of Allahabad University's Student's Union President Richa Singh and demanded that she be provided adequate security.

Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday alleged that the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has failed to check "harassment" of Allahabad University's Student's Union President Richa Singh and demanded that she be provided adequate security.

Mayawati in a statement said the varsity administration and the state government failed to play its part in preventing the incident.

"The Allahabad University administration and the SP government have learnt nothing from the Rohith Vemula case. Else the incident of Singh's harassment would not have taken place," she said.

Her (Singh's) only crime is that she opposed the invitation to BJP MP Yogi Adityanath to visit the campus. The administration, however, is alleging some "shortcomings" in her admission process, Mayawati said.

"If anyone needed to be punished, it should be those who got her admitted wrongfully," she said.

A PhD student, Singh, who faces a varsity probe into validity of her admission as a research scholar, had launched a massive agitation to protest the BJP MP's entry into the campus last year.

The AUSU leader has claimed she is being harassed by the varsity administration since. 

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