Campus polls: JU students threaten ‘bigger movement’ to fulfil demand
The students at Jadavpur University on Wednesday threatened to start ‘bigger movement’ if the campus elections were not held within January.
The students said they might take to the street to meet their demands. The Left Front supported the students’ wing and advised them to start more agitation in order to fulfil their demands. The students and the executive committee members will take the final call on the bigger movement.
The students said they were considering the mass agitation as a medium of their protest after the discussions seemed to have turned futile.
Incidentally, it may be mentioned that Governor and Chancellor of JU KN Tripathi held meeting with a six-member delegation of students’ union at Raj Bhavan where Tripathi assured them that he would take advice on the matter and they communicated it to Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das.
University students said if their demands were not met they will again start the movement. Incidentally, it may be mentioned that the students had made the V-C, Register and other teachers of the university hostage for more than 50 hours. It was lifted after the Chancellor of the university Tripathi told the V-C that he would held a meeting with the students and discuss on the issue.
“As the meeting that took place on last Monday between the students and the Chancellor of the university seemed to have failed to solve the problem and hence we are planning a mass agitation,” a student said.
The governing body of the university took a decision to hold the campus polls within this month but the state government asked the university authorities not to hold within February. The Higher Education Department told the university officials that in February Madhyamik and higher secondary examinations are scheduled to take place. As a result there may be some law and order problem.
But the students are willing to accept what the government instructs the university as they claim it’s an infringement upon the autonomy of the university.