BHU accuses Republic World of spreading fake news and misquoting Proctor

Amid the row over his VC attending an Iftar held on campus, the Hindu University of Benares (BHU) has accused REPUBLICWORLD.COM of misquoting the BHU’s Chief Invigilator and showing BHU administration in a bad light. In a tweet from the official handle, the BHU condemned the publication’s act of defaming the image of the institution.

“An online report published by REPUBLICWORLD.COM has misquoted the Chief Proctor of BHU, showing the university administration in a bad light. The Hindu University of Benares condemns this attempt to disparage the image of a renowned institution world,” BHU said in a tweet.

“The media is supposed to inform and update people with correct facts, not twist them. This attempt to serve #FAKENEWS is against the duties of the media in a democratic setup and #BHU will take appropriate action in this matter . Here is the Chief Proctor’s video statement,” the BHU added, attaching a video of the Chief Proctor’s statement to the ANI news agency.

The Republic World report, led by Arnab Goswami, had said that the BHU’s chief supervisor had exposed discrimination by the BHU by alleging that no member of the university administration had attended an event. religious organized by a group of students to the BHU. Vice Chancellor Sudhir Kumar Jain did. Jain had attended an iftar-roza hosted by BHU’s Women’s College on April 2.

The media should inform people with facts and should not distort facts, the BHU said, adding that such fake news is against media ethics in a democracy.