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'Tradition 2 decades old, V-C didn't organise': BHU clarifies on Iftar controversy

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New Delhi, Apr 29: The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Friday clarified saying that Vice-Chancellor Sudhir Kumar Jain didn't organise iftar.

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Chander Shekher Gwari, the assistant information and public relations officer of the university, took to Twitter alleging misinformation on the entire issue.

"There shouldn't be any confusion or misinformation about 2 things: 1. #Iftar wasn't organized by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir K Jain. Students & teachers invited him & he attended as head of #BHU fraternity. 2. Tradition of organizing iftar in BHU dates back to over 2 decades," the officer said.

Controversy erupted after image of vice chancellor Sudhir K Jain attending an iftar went viral.

A group of BHU students burnt the vice-chancellor's effigy to protest against an iftar party and some others held a demonstration after provocative slogans surfaced on the campus walls.

Alleging that the Iftar party was held in a varsity college for the first time and questioning the need to start a new tradition, students raised slogans at the VC's residence and burnt his effigy in a late evening protest.

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