Kolkata: Activists and workers of ABVP tried to break barricades and enter Jadavpur University campus. As a result, clash between police and ABVP members broke out.
Tension peaked at Kolkata’s Jadavpur University as slogan-shouting members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad or ABVP, held a march outside its gates today. There was huge police presence in the area to stop clashes.
Hundreds of students were seen crowding at the university gates, where the police had placed two rings of barricades to prevent them from moving out. While many of them jostled, others were seen climbing the barricades.
The members of ABVP, meanwhile walked past the university gates, screaming and shouting slogans.
The student body affiliated to the RSS protesting against the clashes that had erupted at the university on Friday — first over screening of the controversial film Buddha in a Traffic Jam and then over claims that ABVP supporters had molested girls on campus.
The vice-chancellor had to rush to prevent clashes as actor. Actor and BJP leader Roopa Ganguly was leading the BJP supporters to the university gates.
In February, the Jadavpur students had almost come to blows with the ABVP supporters, who were holding a march outside campus to protest against the university students’ support for JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar.
The state BJP leader has said the university has become a hub of anti-nationals.