BJP Seeks Probe on JU; Trinamool, Congress Silent

BJP demanded an NIA probe against “anti-national students as well as some teachers” in Jadavpur University.

Published: 20th February 2016 04:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2016 04:50 AM   |  A+A-


Posters calling for 'azadi' for Kashmir, Manipur and Nagaland were put up at the Jadavpur University (JU) were tore down by ABVP activists, who allegedly vandalised the university complex yesterday evening. | File PTI

KOLKATA: BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha on Friday met West Bengal Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi BJP and demanded an NIA probe against “anti-national students as well as some teachers” in Jadavpur University, who took out a march in support of the JNU students in Delhi.

Sinha alleged, “The JU is in the clutches of some anti-national goondas. These anti-national students as well as a section of teachers instigating them to have links with foreign terrorists. A police probe will not be enough and we demand an NIA investigation.” The ABVP on Friday staged a protest march at Siliguri in north Bengal, condemning “anti-national JU students”.

V-C Das apprised the governor and will submit a written report soon. He differed with Sinha and said, “I am repeatedly stating that the entire university cannot be maligned because of some objectionable slogans raised by some fringe elements, which was unfortunate. The elected student representatives have met me and said that JU students never supported such slogans... There is no tradition in JU to file FIRs against students and we maintain it”

The ruling Trinamool Congress, as well as the Congress have ignored the issue.

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