Jadavpur University: Students protest outside VC's office demanding resignation

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JU: Students demand VC's resignation
Kolkata, Sep 19: Students of Jadavpur University continued their agitation on Thursday, demanding the resignation of vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakraborty.

This came after Wednesday's police lathicharge when the students were protesting against alleged molestation. [Read: Bangalore to see protest rally against Jadavpur brutality on Sept 21]

Students have continued their sit-in demonstration outside VC's office and have barred the VC and registrar from entering Aurobindo Bhawan, the administrative building.

The students hardened their stand against the vice-chancellor vowing not to attend classes till he resigns, a day after 35 students were arrested for gheraoing him.

Holding him responsible for allowing the police to act inside the university campus, student leaders said they would boycott classes for an indefinite period till Abhijit Chakrabarti steps down from his post.

"Ours was a complete peaceful protest, but the VC called the police inside the campus. We are beaten up, girls were molested and many of us were arrested. So we cannot accept him as the VC anymore," the students who brought out a rally in the campus said.

Policemen on Wednesday lathicharged a group of agitating students who were demanding a fresh probe into the incident.

Additional Commissioner of Police Debasish Roy along with a strong contingent of police rushed to the campus to control the situation but the impasse continued as the students could not be convinced to withdraw their agitation.

A girl student of the university has alleged that as many as ten male students dragged her into the boys hostel and molested her.

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