Orders to vacate hostels after violence in BHU

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Five hostels in the Banaras Hindu university were vacated on Wednesday along with strict security in the campus. The police is maintaining security using drone cameras. 

The list include Birla, lal Bahadur Shastri, Dhanwantri, Ruiya Medical and Ruiya Annexe hostels. 

on Tuesday The students of Birla and Lal Bahadur Shastri hostel sat on a dharna and they demanded revocation of yesterday's hostel vacation order.

This dharna ended on Tuesday around 2 am after the District Magistrate Surendra Singh met them and promised strict action against outsiders who 'instigated' violence in the campus.

The hostel rooms were vacated by the students by 5 am on Wednesday. BHU public relations officer Rajesh Singh said, The students vacated their hostel rooms by 5.00 pm on Wednesday. "The five hostels have been vacated and the atmosphere in the campus was peaceful after the violence on Monday night."

The resident doctors have gone on strike in protest of the clash between them and the hostel boarders. Due to this medical services were partially affected at Sir Sunderlal Hospital (SSH).

Vijay Nath Mishra, SSH medical superintendent said that though most resident doctors went on an indefinite strike, a few junior and senior residents had decided to continue their services in their respective departments. He also added that  an urgent meeting of all heads of the departments of all clinical units of Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) was convened yesterday in which it was unanimously decided that all OPDs will be functioning as per schedule with limited number of patients -- 100.

BHU has also suspended classes on Tuesday. Needraj Tripathi, registrar BHU ordered closure of the university till September 28, in the wake of violence, arson and vandalism in the campus on Monday night. Varanasi Divisonal Commissioner Deepak Aggarwal, IG (range) Vijay Singh Meena, SSP Anand Kulkarni, DM Surendra Singh had a meeting with BHU vice-chancellor Rakesh Bhatnagar, after which it was decided to close the varsity till September 28.

A big team of police and provincial armed constabulary were deployed in and around the campus to prevent any untoward incident.

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