Retaliating to the complaint against Union Minster (MoS) Babul Supriyo regarding the Jadavpur University incident, on Monday, ABVP students are conducting a massive protest in Kolkata. Visuals accessed by Republic TV, show angry protestors throwing red flags on police officials who have barricaded across the road leading Jadavpur University. Protestors are also seen trying to break down the barricades by hitting it in a bid to enter Jadavpur police station, according to sources. Earlier in the day, the Arts Faculty Students Union (AFSU) of Jadavpur University had filed a police complaint against Union minister Babul Supriyo, accusing him of misconduct during the ruckus at the varsity on Thursday, according to PTI.
Sources report that the spot of protest is 50 meters away from Jadavpur police station and 150 meters away from Jadavpur University gate. Sources further report that the massive police deployment is armed with police cannons, but has not used it yet on protestors. The angry students are seen pelting the police officials with stones and hitting with their flag poles. Police have not resorted to lathi-charge as of yet, while ABVP supporters are trying to enter the area. The protest is allegedly turning violent as ABVP supporters have been incessantly using stones to attack the police force.
Earlier on Thursday, MP Babul Supriyo was blocked at the Jadavpur University in Kolkata as he tried to enter the University premises. He was attending an ABVP event when he was blocked by students, many of whom were members of CPM-backed Students Federation of India (SFI). Visuals showed them gheraoing Supriyo and having a verbal confrontation mainly over the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Matters turned violent when Babul Supriyo was seen asking an activist to apologise since one of his cadres had hit him with a stick. The Vice-Chancellor was seen attempting to pacify the Union Minister to no avail. He was then let into the campus.
The incident turned ugly when Supriyo was stuck inside the campus for at least three hours. A spectacle was created when Supriyo sat on the media OB Van bonnet. Later the West Bengal Governor and the CRPF were rushed to the University with the Kolkata police deployed outside the gate. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Suranjan Das, was allegedly attacked in the face-off and has been hospitalised. Both ABVP and SFI students have been protesting since then.
Meanwhile, on the day of the attack, TMC Secretary in a press release had stated that the Governor did not inform the Government and has not taken the State Government into confidence before making the visit. The governor slammed Trinamool saying that his visit was rendered imperative as authorities had left while Supriyo was stuck in the University. The Union Minister, on the other hand, has accused West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee of not helping the state Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in the Jadavpur University incident. He also mentioned that just to change the narrative, Mamata Banerjee let the entire incident take place.