Like at JNU, BJP using Jadavpur students as cannon fodder for its aggressive politics
On Thursday, as Union minister Babul Supriyo entered Kolkata’s Jadavpur University on an invitation from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s student wing, the campus burst into disorder. Some students heckled the minister. Both sides blamed each other for provoking violence.
The fracas ended with Supriyo being escorted out of the complex by the state governor and his security detail, even as members of the BJP student wing set fire to cycles and tyres in front of the university gate and ransacked the student union office.
Worse was to follow. The next day, Dilip Ghosh, the West Bengal head of the BJP, threatened the students of Jadavpur with violence. “The Jadavpur University campus is a hub of anti-national and communist activities,” said Ghosh “Just like our security forces conducted surgical strike to destroy terror camps in Pakistan, our cadres will also carry out the same type of surgical strike to destroy anti-national hubs in JU campus.”…
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