A group of teachers and students from different varsities in West Bengal on Wednesday protested against the Jadavpur University incident in which students were “attacked” after the screening of a film.
Under the forum ‘Campus Resists’, they alleged that ABVP and their affiliates were behind the attack.
“This attack, using the pretext of a film show in the Jadavpur University campus, was specially marked by the targeting of female students who were verbally abused and physically molested by the goons belonging to ABVP,” Professor Sugato Roy, who teaches at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, said. He along with other academicians under the forum claimed that this incident is part of a pattern of such attacks which is happening nationwide against centres of higher learning.
On May 7, JU witnessed fracas after the screening of ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ when ABVP students fought with activists of Left-backed student unions.