Despite a Biased UP Admin I am Free: Richa Singh
Former president of the Allahabad Students Union, Richa Singh was released on bail around 6 p.m. today after the Bar association lent weight to her plea for freedom
The former Student Union President of Allahabad University was arrested on June 19 for protesting against the Hindi exam paper leak along with several other Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) aspirants yesterday and accused of burning a public transport bus.
The fiesty student leader who had created history by not just being the first woman presdient of the AUSU but also ensuring that Adityanath (thereafter to become chief minister) was kept out of the campus on account of his virulently anti-minority views, spoke to Sabrangindia exclusively just as she was reaching home after completing all formalities. She was the only one of those eight detained who was kept in jail.
“The administration is very biased and did all it could to scuttle the bail application. Many stood by me and the Bar association ensured that I was released today, : she said. “We are all going through difficult times and need to stand up for each other,” said Richa. “I am just about to meet my mother who is upset and angry at all that has happened!” Richa has stood for the staunch values of Constitutionalism and modernity.
She was arrested for protesting against the Hindi exam paper leak along with several other Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) aspirants yesterday.
The Hindi paper was to be conducted in the morning and an essay exam was to conducted in the afternoon. The papers were mixed up and the aspirants received the essay paper first instead. The students started protesting against the mix-up and asked for the exams to be cancelled. Sources say that they were pressurised to write the paper even though the wrong exam paper was distributed. They have also accused the police of using brute force in the form of lathi-charge after a public transport bus was set on fire nearby.