Open Letter to PM modi

Posted by Gauri Priya
September 24, 2017

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Modi Ji, this isn’t what we wanted!

We chose the day when you came to Varanasi, so that you would come to know, what we girls feel, even after being in India’s 3rd largest University. Banaras Hindu University is a reputed institution and we never intended to spoil the name of our second home. We had simple demands that were obviously very basic for any residential university to fulfill.

  • safety at campus for girls
  • gender equality
  • speak to our VC and
  • support from the administration

But, what did we receive?

Lathi Charge on the girls, launch of tear gas, explosion of  petrol bombs, the burning BHU Campus, implementation of Section 144 inside the campus.

To be honest, Modi Ji, we did not want any of these. They diverted your route and stopped us forcefully. They knew we were right, and so did our demands. We just had a demand to speak to our VC, but he isn’t ready to come out of his room. The girls of his University hostels were sitting on the burning road from the last two days, just pleading to meet him once in person, but it seems he has no time to listen to his students.

Isn’t his sense of responsibility towards us striking him? Not even once!

I can’t even think, that you didn’t have any idea about it Modi Ji. You were in your constituency and it isn’t possible that this issue didn’t come across you. There was no political concern related to our demands. The demands were simple and straight-forward. If VC had met and assured us that the girls in his University would be safe, the counter-actions as such weren’t required.

We have come to Banaras Hindu University to study. And this isn’t what we wanted Modi Ji.

Thank You

A Girl from BHU

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