Roopa Ganguly leads ABVP protest at JU
Kolkata: At least 200 Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) workers and BJP leaders including actress Roopa Ganguly were stopped from entering Jadavpur University yesterday by police and a section of professors and students who formed a human chain to block the activists.
Police stopped the rally about 150 metres from the university to prevent any untoward incident. The rally was held in protest against the “anti-India slogans by Leftist student unions.” Jadavpur University has been on the boil over the past two days when pro-Afzal Guru slogans were heard and posters put up “seeking independence” for Kashmir and demanding “freedom” for Manipur and Nagaland.
Jadavpur VC Suranjan Das dismissed Tuesday’s slogans eulogising Parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru as the handiwork of “fringe elements” and ruled out any action, including calling in police.