A video of a Jadavpur University student tearing a copy of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and chanting “Inquilab Zindabad” on stage during the convocation ceremony on Tuesday is going viral on the social media. Students of the university have been protesting against the amended Citizenship Law.
Debsmita Chowdhury, the topper in the Department of the International Relations, ripped the vile Citizenship (Amendment) Act and chanted Inquilab Zindabad on the stage after receiving the Gold medal at the ceremony.
Earlier in the day, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhanka was forced to return from the university after he was shown black flags and his way was blocked by students protesting against the CAA and the National Register of Citizens.
Representatives of the employees union said that as the Governor supported the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), he had no business on the campus and he should return. After waiting for almost 90 minutes, he left for Raj Bhavan.
On Monday also, Dhankhar was shown black flags by a section of students at the Jadavpur University where he went to attend a meeting as its chancellor.
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The students surrounded his car and shouted slogans, asking the governor to "go back". Amid the fracas, Dhankhar was stuck for around 45 minutes after which he was escorted to the court meeting venue by security men.
"As Chancellor would be presiding the 10th Meeting of the 9th Court of the Jadavpur University scheduled to be held on Monday, the 23rd of December,2019 at 200 p.m. in the Committee Room No. I of the University," Dhankhar had said in a tweet.
The varsity earlier cancelled the special convocation where Dhankhar was supposed to confer D.Litt and D.Sc to some eminent people. It was scheduled on December 24.
The JU authorities said it will instead hold a simple ceremony in which only students will be awarded degrees and certificates. The Left students' unions said the governor was making "unwarranted interference into the autonomy of the institute".