Jadavpur University VC enters campus, sparks protest

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Kolkata, Sep 25: Fresh protests were triggered on the Jadavpur University campus today when Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty stepped foot inside, one week after the alleged episode of use of force against the varsity's students during a stir.

"The VC today came to the campus at around 12 noon and went to his office. We are protesting against the VC's entry into the campus. We want him to step down," said a member of JU's students' union.

Chakraborty visit to the JU campus comes on the day when a proposed march to the Kolkata Police headquarters at Lal Bazar was called off by the protesting students after the cases against them were withdrawn. Thousands of students had marched through the city's streets last Saturday demanding Chakraborty's resignation.

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi, who is also the Chancellor of JU, has intervened in the matter with a view to ending the stalemate at the prestigious institution where students continue to boycott classes. Students in the JU mass communication department also boycotted their examination on September 18. 


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