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Kolkata: Left Students Protest Outside Victoria Memorial Hall Against Swapan Dasgupta's Visit

On Friday, The Visva Bharati University Set Up A Three-member Committee To Look Into The January 8 Incident.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 22 Jan 2020, 08:14:02 PM
BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta.

BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta. (Photo Credit: File photo)

New Delhi:

Students of Left-wing staged a protest outside the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata where Swapan Dasgupta arrived to addresses a session of the Kolkata Literary Meet on Wednesday, days after the BJP MP was confined in a room for several hours at the Visva Bharati University in Shantiniketan when he had visited the campus to deliver a lecture on the new citizenship law.

On Friday, the Visva Bharati University set up a three-member committee to look into the January 8 incident. Dasgupta, Vice Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty and others were confined for six hours in a university building as hundreds of Left-leaning students staged a sit-in outside accusing the politician of promoting hatred among communities.

Dasgupta had taken to Twitter to inform about the incident.

"How does it feel to have a mob attack a peaceful meeting on CAA and intimidation students? This is what is happening to a meeting I am addressing at Vishwa Bharati now. Locked into the room now with mob outside," he had tweeted.

The panel will also look into alleged clash between two groups of students of the university on January 15.

According to police officials, armed with rods and sticks, a group of men attacked the students of a boys' hostel inside the Visva Bharati campus on Wednesday night leaving several of them injured.

"Two groups of students clashed inside the campus. It was not linked to politics. The security officer and others went there to sort out the matter," the central university's Public Relations Officer Anirban Sarkar had said.

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First Published : 22 Jan 2020, 07:48:43 PM