Varanasi/Nagpur: A student who shouted out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi was beaten up allegedly by BJP activists.
The student, Ashutosh Singh, had shouted about student body elections at BHU just as PM Modi was leaving the stage after finishing his address.
He was grabbed by the police and then allegedly attacked by BJP workers.
Last month, PM Modi’s speech at the Ambedkar University in Lucknow was disrupted by two slogan shouting protesters. The protesters were escorted out by the police and detained for questioning.
The BJP has been apprehensive about trouble during PM Modi’s visit because of protests over JNU student Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest for sedition and the suicide of Hyderabad university scholar Rohit Vemula last month.
Some student groups had threatened to observe a “black day” today.
These included the Left backed groups which have demanded the release of the JNU student.