Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University Suranjan Das on condemned the anti national slogan raised by some students at a rally on Wednesday and at the same breath said that attaching anti national tag to such a prestigious institution was uncalled for.
“These are some fringe elements. I met the students’ union leaders in the morning and they told me that they disassociate themselves with all anti-national slogans,” Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das said.
The governor KN Tripathi has requested Das to see him on Friday along with a report. The police are examining the CCTV footages. The students union on Thursday said that it did not organise the rally and those who had raised slogan were not their members.
Some rallyists had raised slogans like Kashmir mange azadi/ Manipur mange azadi/ Hum chinke lenge azadi/ Afzal bole azadi/ Gilani bole azadi on Tuesday.
Das said that raising such a slogan was uncalled for but it was most unfortunate that some people were holding the prestigious and premiere educational institution responsible for this.” If some students give such slogan, the entire student body of Jadavpur University should not be held responsible,” he said.
Meanwhile, posters and festoons demanding freedom for Kashmir have been put up in JU.
All such posters were signed by a group called ‘RADICAL’. Both the student unions and authorities have distanced themselves from such posters.
The SFI state unit on Wednesday distanced itself from the pro-Afzal Guru slogans that were raised during a rally by Jadavpur University students, saying they do not support it and the entire student community of JU should not be blamed for such “irresponsible slogans”.
“Few students had raised certain slogans. Neither the SFI nor the entire student community of JU can be blamed for these slogans,” Students Federation of India (SFI) state secretary Debojyoti Das said in a statement.