Protest March Begins From JU Campus


Kolkata: Students of the Jadavpur University has started a ‘Padyatra’ from Jadavpur University campus to Golpark on Saturday evening.

The road show has been 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. The students of JU have started their protest march. It has been reported that ‘Azadi’ slogans are being raised in the protest march. More than 500 students from various colleges and universities have participated in the protest. The protest march has begun from JU campus and will end at Golpark.

On the other hand ABVP leader Subir Halder said that ABVP activists have informed the entire incident to the Governor of West Bengal. He said that they have lodged complaints against 10-12 people. He even rejected allegations that ABVP activists had molested girl students of JU. He said that it is a false complaint against them. He claimed that many ABVP activists were beaten badly, and accused a few JU teachers of committing the crime. Subir Halder demands that all of them must be arrested.

Trouble began at Jadavpur after Bollywood filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri decided to screen his upcoming film in open-air after the alumni association cancelled their booking in an auditorium run by them.

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.

Some girl students alleged that they were molested during the melee that ensued after the incident.