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Jadavpur varsity turning into 'centre for disturbance': Bengal Governor

PTI
Published May 7, 2016, 12:34 pm IST
Updated May 7, 2016, 2:09 pm IST
Rival groups of students clashed at the university campus over screening of political film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam'.
Some girls were allegedly molested and BJP actor-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly was not allowed to enter the JU premises on Friday (Photo: PTI)
 Some girls were allegedly molested and BJP actor-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly was not allowed to enter the JU premises on Friday (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: With Jadavpur University witnessing student unrest since on Friday, West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Saturday said the varsity is fast turning into a "centre for disturbance" and authorities should take stern action against it.

"Jadavpur University which was once known as centre for excellence is fast turning into centre for disturbances. The authorities should take stern action against it," Tripathi, who is also the chancellor of the university, said.

 

Read: Jadavpur University: Students clash over film screening; girls ‘molested’

When asked whether he would ask for a report regarding the incident from VC of the Jadavpur University, Tripathi said," I have not decided any such thing as of now,".

Rival groups of students clashed at the university campus on Friday over the screening of Vivek Agnihotri-directed political film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' triggering chaos during which some girls were allegedly molested and BJP actor-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly was not allowed to enter its premises.

Read: Jadavpur University hub of anti-nationals, VC supporting them: BJP

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.

Read: ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ screened open air in Jadavpur University amid protests

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