Kolkata: Members of ABVP started their protest march from Golpark on Monday amidst examinations in the campus.
In order to ensure peace during the rally, police forces have arranged a high security by putting 3 guard walls between Golpark and 8B in Jadavpur. They have even put a barricade in JU . According to reports, Joint CP, DC might be present during the rally to ensure peace. The ABVP members were heard to give slogans against the students of Jadavour University.
ABVP announced on Sunday that they would hold a rally on Monday. But a few students of JU feared that there would be attacks made from the crowd in the rally. They said that if there is an attack then there would be counter-attack too. The students fearing attack from the rally by ABVP, said that they would gather at gate number 4 of Jadavpur University.
This comes as a response to the protest march by the Jadavpur University students held on Saturday from JU campus to Golpark. The road show was organized as a protest against the clash between ABVP and JU students that took place on Friday over the screening of “Buddha in a traffic jam” in the JU campus.
On Friday evening, when director Vivek Agnihotri entered the campus for the screening of ‘Buddha in a traffic jam’, he was shown black flags by the university students and his car was gheraoed. Despite permission being denied to hold the screening at Triguna Bhawan, Agnihotri decided to screen the film in open air. When Agnihotri began the screening, university students started screening another film, Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai on the other side. Minutes later, the two groups—several ABVP supporters accompanying Agnihotri and the university students—got into a scuffle, resulting in clashes.
Four outsiders were then marked and taken to the Aurobindo Bhawan and kept hostage. Students claimed that the four outsiders had allegedly molested two students amidst the clashes and they could only be handed over to the police. While the four were kept hostage, the vice-chancellor and the registrar PK Ghosh rushed to the campus late night.
Meanwhile, on hearing that the four outsiders were affiliated to the ABVP, BJP leader Roopa Ganguly reached the campus. However, she was not allowed to enter the campus.
Another stand-off ensued between the BJP supporters and the students. Later, the police intervened and the four were handed over to them.