Jadavpur University hub of anti-nationals, Vice-Chancellor supporting them: BJP

The BJP accused the Opposition CPI(M) and the varsity's Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das of supporting the 'anti-national' elements.

Jadavpur University hub of anti-nationals, Vice-Chancellor supporting them: BJP

Kolkata: A day after Jadavpur University witnessed clashed between students from ABVP and activists of Left-backed student unions over the screening of film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal on Saturday termed the university as a "hub of anti-national elements".

The BJP accused the Opposition CPI(M) and the varsity's Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das of supporting the 'anti-national' elements.

Speaking exclusively to PTI, BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said, "Student unrest has become a common phenomenon in JU. The screening of a film, cleared by the Censor Board, was stopped illegally. The trend of CPI(M) and Left-backed student unions of JU has been to stop anything that is against their ideology, which is totally against the country's democratic set up. We condemn it."

"Jadavpur University is a hub of anti-nationals. Left- backed students unions are breeding ground for anti-nationals and that is why we have seen anti-India slogans being raised by a section of JU students," he alleged.

The Jadavpur University authorities on Friday filed a police complaint against four outsiders - three of them ABVP activists - for allegedly molesting female students of the varsity during a commotion over an open-air screening of Vivek Agnihotri's film "Buddha In A Traffic Jam".

With the campus on the boil over the screening of the movie, that faced loud protests from a large section of left-leaning students loyal to FETSU and sparked clashes, vice chancellor Suranjan Das blamed the JU alumni association for giving permission to the organisers to use the Triguna Sen Auditorium and then cancelling it.

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