Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) ended their protest after failing to enter the Jadavpur University campus in protest of the fiasco that took place in the university campus on Thursday, 19 September, involving Union Minister Babul Supriyo.
The Left-inclined university students, on the other hand, had also organised a counter-demonstration at the campus.
The heavy police deployment along the Golpark to Jadavpur University campus route successfully prevented the confrontation between the two groups. The ABVP protesters even tried to climb up the police barricades in efforts to enter the campus.
- On Friday, 20 September, thousands of people took out a protest march against ABVP in Kolkata
- The BJP took out its own rally against the ruckus in JU on Friday, 20 September
- Ruckus ensued at the Jadavpur University when Supriyo was allegedly heckled by a section of students
- BJP has slammed the ruling TMC for ‘sitting idle’ through the incident
JU Calls upon 'Stakeholders' to Ensure Free Speech on Campus
Jadavpur University authorities on Wednesday, 25 September, appealed to "all stakeholders" to ensure no one is stopped from exercising their right to free speech on campus, reported PTI.
The authorities, in a signed statement, urged "all sections of the university community" to take necessary steps so that everyone can express views without fear.
"We appeal that measures be taken so that no one is restrained from exercising his/her right to express views freely. We need this to ensure the sustenance of democratic space on the campus and to guarantee freedom of speech and expression," said the statement signed by Vice-Chancellor (VC) Suranjan Das, pro-VCs Pradip K Ghosh, Chiranjib Bhattacharya and Registrar Snehamanju Basu.
Won't Apologise to Babul Supriyo: Student Who Pulled BJP Leader's Hair
The student who had allegedly pulled Union Minister Babul Supriyo's hair during the agitation by Left wing students at Jadavpur University on Thursday 19 September, said on Monday, 23 September, that there is no question of him apologising as he did not pull the BJP MPs hair intentionally.
ABVP Protesters Fail to Bypass Barricades, End Demonstration
The ABVP protesters, after failing to enter the Jadavpur University campus, ended their demonstration, after they sat down outside the university campus.
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