The Registrar of the University of Calcutta (CU) was seen guarding the main gate of the campus on Friday. It is believed, following the sporadic student spats within the university campus and the allegations of influx of outsiders into the university campus, the Registrar has taken this step.
On Friday morning, university Registrar Soma Banerjee was seen asking the youth about their identities. The boys and girls who were coming inside the campus were stopped outside the main entry of the College Street campus and answering the question of Registrar.
Many students were seen showing their identity cards to the Registrar. But some of the youth were also seen fleeing the spot while facing the Registrar. The private security guards were seen helping out the Registrar.
However, the university authority has noticed many outsiders within the College Street campus and some of them were involved in the student clash. “There are some outsiders who were seen in the university premises. They had committed nuisance here. The authority has decided to restrict the presence of outsiders from now on,” said a university insider.
Banerjee was also seen in some other gate to check the identity of the people coming inside the university campus. “She said, she’ll give a sudden visit to inspect the guarding system of campus,” said one of the security personnel.
However, the fresh clashes between two rival groups which were seen inside the University campus recently, reminded people of the student clash which broke out at SA Jaipuria College last month, which led to shut down the curriculum of college.
The sports secretary of the university, Tuhin Das was allegedly injured in the campus clash. He was reportedly beaten up by the students.
The university source said, the sports secretary was sitting alone inside the central union room of the university when two of the students went there with their faces covered with black clothes and beat him black and blue.
Das suffered injuries in his hand and chest and has been admitted to hospital for medical check-up. State education minister Partha Chatterjee instructed the students’ unions to maintain peace inside the campus as well.