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SFI activists protest actions of vice-chancellor on Visva-Bharati campus

The demonstrators said the VC had suspended three students for protesting against his moves, including his alleged attempt to saffronise the campus
The demonstration by the SFI on Monday.
The demonstration by the SFI on Monday.
Picture by Amarnath Dutta

Snehamoy Chakraborty   |   Santiniketan   |   Published 06.07.21, 02:13 AM

Around 50 SFI activists staged a six-hour demonstration on the Visva-Bharati campus on Monday to protest against vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty’s alleged undemocratic ways in running the institution.

The demonstrators led by SFI all-India general secretary Mayukh Biswas said the VC had suspended three students for protesting against several of his moves, including his alleged attempt to saffronise the campus.

“The VC is destroying the culture of this esteemed institution and is trying to saffronise the campus. His anti-student moves have been defined by suspending students and teachers who dared to raise voices against him. We demand revocation of suspension of the students and want the varsity to be run in keeping with its tradition. Else, we will be forced to launch a bigger movement,” said Biswas.

Visva-Bharati’s acting public relations officer Anirban Sarcar didn’t respond to the fresh protest.



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