JU Turning Into ‘Centre For Disturbance’ : K.N. Tripathi


Kolkata:  With Jadavpur University witnessing student unrest since yesterday, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi on Saturday said the varsity is fast turning into a “centre for disturbance” and authorities should take stern action against it.

“Jadavpur University which was once known as centre for excellence is fast turning into centre for disturbances. The authorities should take stern action against it,” Tripathi, who is also the chancellor of the university, told PTI.

When asked whether he would ask for a report regarding the incident from VC of the Jadavpur University, Tripathi said,” I have not decided any such thing as of now,”.

Rival groups of students clashed at the university campus yesterday over the screening of Vivek Agnihotri-directed political film ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ triggering chaos during which some girls were allegedly molested and BJP actor-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly was not allowed to enter its premises.

The fracas began after the film’s screening ended late in the evening, and students from ABVP fought with activists of Left-backed student unions in which a few of them received minor injuries, officials said.