On Diwali, the event in Varanasi was organised by Muslim Mahila Foundation and Vishal Bharat Sansthan to promote communal harmony.
An activist of Hindu Yuva Vahini allegedly committed suicide by consuming toilet cleaner inside a police station in Varanasi on Tuesday.
The Vice Chancellor further said that he has contributed a lot to improve the functioning of the Banaras Hindu University.
Royana Singh, an assistant professor at the Institute of Medical Science (Anatomy Department), has been appointed as the Chief Proctor. She is the first woman in varsity's history to hold the post.
Varanasi Commissioner Nitin Gokarn said in his report that the BHU did not deal with the victim's complaint in a sensitive manner and did not handle the situation on time.
Three additional city magistrates of Varanasi and two police officers were today removed in connection with the lathicharge on students in BHU on Saturday.
A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in the lathicharge by the police at BHU on Saturday.
Legend has it that the village was named after 'Shahanshah' Humayun, who had taken shelter in the hut of an elderly woman here after his battle with Sher Shah Suri more than 450 years ago.
This is PM Modi's first visit to Varanasi after the BJP's landslide victory in the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Shahanshahpur has had its tryst with history. Legend has it that the village was named after 'Shahanshah' Humayun who had taken shelter in the hut of an elderly woman one night after his battle with Sher Shah Suri.