A day after police beat up women students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi snarkily remarked that incidents like this display the “BJP version” of PM Narendra Modi’s vaunted campaign to protect and educate the girl child.
The Congress leader was referring to Modi’s campaign,’Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. The ‘Protect and Educate Your Daughters” campaign was launched by the PM in 2015 to end female foeticide/infanticide, improve the country’s abysmal sex ratio and stop discrimination and harassment of women.
In fact, the students who were beaten up by police were protesting the alleged sexual harassment of a woman student at the university in Varanasi in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh. The students were allegedly trying to enter the V-C’s house on Saturday night when they were caned by police.
Rahul reacted to the beating up of the women students by tweeting that the incident displayed the “BJP version of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. Varanasi is PM Modi’s Parliamentary constituency…