Calcutta HC orders WB Govt to remove Students agitating outside Visva Bharati VC premises

Aanchal Agarwal-

Published on: September 3, 2021, at 17:22 IST

The Calcutta High Court today ordered the State Government to remove the students who were protesting outside the on-campus premises of the Vice-Chancellor of Visva Bharati University, Bidyut Chakraborty.

The Court gave orders to the Police of Birbhum Station to get it done by 3 pm.

A single Bench of Justice Rajsekhar Mantha passed the Order and also prohibited the students agitating from putting up banners, posters or using loudspeakers within 25 meters of distance from the Vice Chancellor’s house.

The Order also stated that the students can protest within 50 meters from the premises because it is not any trade union agitation but a student’s protest.

The Bench also ordered the deployment of three police constables to ensure the safety of Mr Chakraborty. Also, Shantiniketan Police Station was directed to remove all locks which have been put up at the site of protest.

The student’s protest started during the night of 27th August.

Students demanded the withdrawal of the rustication of three students named Somnath Sow, Falguni Pan and Rupa Chakraborty.

The reason behind the rustication of these three students on 23rd August was that they were disrupting the academic atmosphere of the institution.

The Authorities alleged that the students who were protesting locked the front gate and also tried to enter the premises of the Vice-Chancellor by jumping over the gate.

However, the Counsel of the students said that the gate was locked by the authorities and not by the students.

The next hearing on this matter will take place on 7th September.

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