Students’ union leaders gherao principal of AJC Bose College
The students’ union leaders of Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College gheraoed the principal for three hours on Tuesday. The police had to intervene as the situation was getting out of control for the college administration.
The students’ union members were demanding extension of the last date of admission, which concluded on September 22. They refused to budge despite request from the college authorities to release the principal. Police eventually managed to rescue the principal and take her to safety.
Joshodhora Banerjee, the principal of the college, was steadfast in her stand that no admission of students was possible after the deadline. She maintained that registration of students for the forthcoming academic session is also over. “It is impossible for me to give admission of those students as the process is done,” Banerjee said.
The students’ union demanded late admission of 194 students. After getting a negative response from the college authorities, members and leaders of students’ union gheraoed the principal at the campus. “The principal was gheraoed from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. We later managed to rescue her,” said a police officer.
Meanwhile, the protesting students allegedly broke some college property and ransacked the car of a professor. The union members made the job tough for the police as students shouted slogans against the principal and the college authorities and blocked the road leading to the college. Police forcefully entered into the principal’s room to rescue her from the protestors.
The professors and faculty members of the college supported the principal’s decision and protested the incident.