MIrzapur: A senior official of the Banaras Hindu University removed an RSS flag from a playground on campus followed by which the official was forced to quit the post. Also, the Uttar Pradesh police charged for “insulting religious beliefs”.
The incident happened when the students affiliated to the RSS were holding a shakha on Tuesday morning and Kiran Damle, the Deputy Chief Proctor removed the flag. The agitated students later held protests on the campus, forcing her to quit.
The local RSS unit filed a complaint but the police registered a criminal case against her on charges of insulting religious beliefs.
“The RSS has been holding shakhas here for many years now. It was the last wish of (BHU founder) Madan Mohan Malviyaji that any institution started by him should have shakhas. She has insulted his memory,” said Ratnakar Mishra, a BJP MLA who visited the campus during the protests.