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Police ‘attack female students’ protesting sexual harassment

An attempt by cane-wielding male police officers to silence female students holding a peaceful midnight protest against rampant sexual harassment at India’s prestigious Banaras Hindu University over the weekend has sparked outrage across the country. Nearly a dozen students and a few journalists were injured in the late-night police action. Video footage of police using excessive force at the central government-controlled university located in Varanasi,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, has further fueled campus unrest. “The police force present outside the [vice chancellor’s] […]