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Jadavpur University molestation: Students hold massive rally in Kolkata over police action

Sougata Mukhopadhyay |

Updated: September 20, 2014, 4:29 PM IST
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Jadavpur University molestation: Students hold massive rally in Kolkata over police action
Having held the university's Vice Chancellor responsible for ushering police inside the campus, the students have been demanding his resignation.

Kolkata: A massive rally by students and teachers of Jadavpur University hit the streets of the rain drenched Kolkata on Saturday afternoon. Protests have been raging against police action on agitating students inside the campus which left over 30 injured on Wednesday morning.

The rally, which started from Nandan complex which is the city's cultural hub, was headed for the Raj Bhavan when it was intercepted midway on Mayo Road. A delegation from the protestors is scheduled to meet Bengal Governor KN Tripathi. Tripathi has met VC Abhijit Chakraborty, state education minister Partha Chatterjee and has gathered reports from the Kolkata Police Commissioner and state Home Secretary on the police action that was taken on the day.

Having held the university's Vice Chancellor responsible for ushering police inside the campus, the students have been demanding his resignation. The university authorities, however, maintain that they made no mistake in hollering the police inside the campus and the VC has ruled out any chances of his resignation.

While Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has indirectly referred to the incident as a 'minor' issue, the state government has thrown its weight behind the VC.

The father of the alleged molestation victim, for whom the students were demonstrating before the police action took place, has also held the VC responsible for the fiasco and had appealed for Mamata Banerjee's intervention in the matter.

First Published: September 20, 2014, 4:29 PM IST
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