Kolkata: A police complaint has been filed against four outsiders - three of them ABVP activists - for allegedly molesting female students of Jadavpur University during a commotion over an open-air screening of Vivek Agnihotri's film "Buddha In A Traffic Jam".
According to media reports, the complaint was lodged yesterday after police confirmed that some girl students were allegedly molested during the melee that ensued after the incident, as per PTI.
Demanding police to take action over their complaint against the outsiders, Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjas Das on Saturday said, “We hope police take appropriate action according to the law. I expect an answer from them. I would like to know what happens after the FIR," IANS reported.
Meanwhile, a section of students hold a protest march today against the "planned fascist attacks" in educational institutions.
Advocating 'Indomitable Jadavpur', the agitators had appealed to the student community from West Bengal to participate in the protest march at the varsity playground in the evening.
"The students of this country are facing the fascist rage directly, and since they are trying to confront their ideas and challenging their role in education, the students everywhere in this country are being threatened, beaten up and even murdered. Today, Jadavpur University is also facing similar planned fascist attacks on its autonomous space. So we appeal the student community of this state to join us in a rally to protest against such kind of fascist makeover of the educational institutions," said a statement from the students which was issued earlier.
Calcutta University students have also expressed solidarity with the agitators.
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 the Faculty of Engineering and Technology Students' Union (FETSU) and sparked clashes, Das blamed the JU Alumni Association for granting permission to the organisers to use the Triguna Sen Auditorium and then cancelling it.
The agitators claim the movie "is a debatable one for its misrepresentation of the tribal resistance against neoliberal attacks and the attacks on Dalits on behalf of the state."
(With Agency inputs)