Violence mars Modi's BHU address: Student leader asks a question, is attacked by ABVP workers

The convocation ceremony at the Benaras Hindu University (BHU) was rocked by violence, as a student was beaten up allegedly by BJP activists, news reports said.

Moments after Prime Minister Narendra Modi finished his address to the students, student union leader Ashutosh Singh demanded that elections to the union should be held in the university, after which he was roughed up, IBNLive reported.

According to an NDTV report, he was grabbed by the police and later attacked by BJP workers.

While the police has detained him, he may be released soon, according to the IBNLive report.

Subsequent to the police action against protesting students at JNU, some students had decided to observe a black day, according to the NDTV report. These included student groups backed by the Left.

Updated Date: Feb 22, 2016 17:26 PM

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