Annoyed With Protesters, Bengal Governor Calls JU 'Centre For Disturbance'

07/05/2016 3:46 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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KOLKATA, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: Professors and students of Jadavpur University during a protest against Jawaharlal Nehru University issue, demanding strict action against the traitors who raised anti-national slogans in the JNU, on February 18, 2016 in Kolkata, India. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

KOLKATA-- With Jadavpur University witnessing student unrest since yesterday, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today 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, told PTI.

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 yesterday 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.

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.

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