Ensure protest-rally doesn’t affect exams: Jadavpur V-C to ABVP
Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das on Sunday requested the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) to ensure that the atmosphere in the university does not get affected by their protest-rally outside the campus on Monday. ABVP will organise a counter rally on Monday from Golpark to Jadavpur 8B bus stand.
ABVP leaders have, however, claimed that they were organising the rally to bring back normal atmosphere inside the university campus which according to them has been absent for quite sometimes.
V-C Suranjan Das said any organisation or party could hold peaceful rally but it should not hamper the peace within the university campus as there were some entrance examinations for the admission in the post-graduate courses in Arts department in the afternoon.
“We appeal to the organisers of the rally to maintain peace so that no trouble breaks out inside the campus. An entrance examination for the admission to post-graduate courses and also online engineering examinations are scheduled to take place,” Das said.
On the other hand, JU students belonging to Left organisations said that they would prevent if the ABVP workers crate any trouble and attack them. They said they would be present inside the campus to prevent any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, it may be mentioned that in his report to the Governor, JU V-C had mentioned that some outsiders had fuelled the incident that led to the clash between two groups of students on Friday.
Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday had sought a report from the Vice-Chancellor on Saturday and the V-C had also submitted the report to the Governor on the same day.
On Friday, a clash broke out between the ABVP supporters and Faculty of Arts Students (FAS) and Democratic Students Federation (DSF) while Think India, a wing of BJP students’ body ABVP organised the screening of a political film ‘Budhha in traffic jam’ inside the university campus.
The DSF and FAS alleged that some AVBP supporters had molested some of the students and that had triggered clash between the two groups. However, the V-C had to reach the spot to bring the situation under control.
JU students on Saturday evening took out a rally from the university demanding the arrest of the accused who had molested some students. Engineering and other department students also took part in the rally. ABVP leaders claimed that there was no incident of molestation at the university.
The students also demanded immediate arrest of four ABVP leaders accusing them of being responsible for the disturbances that occured in the institute campus.