In a fresh turn of events, the Jadavpur university agitation was postponed by the agitating students at around 1 p.m on Saturday. The decision was taken after the executive council wrote to the State government that the decision of introducing ‘apolitical’ students’ union was against the acceptance of many who are associated with the university.
Registrar of the Varsity, Pradip Ghosh signed the statement saying that students’ political elections have always been peaceful and that the students’ opposition was supported by students’ union as well as the representative body of research scholars and teachers’ associations.
The students have, however clearly pointed out that they were merely postponing the agitation and not withdrawing it. Jadavpur University have witnessed a fresh string of agitation on Thursday when students had a number of senior officials and the vice chancellor trapped for about 30 hours. Their agenda was to agitate against the Mamata Banerjee government’s decision to disband all the political student unions in West Bengal colleges and impose council bodies which will have a college lecturer as the council president and another teaching stuff as the council’s treasurer. The idea is to curb the power of students’ union as the agitating JU students said while the Government stated it as a stance to cut down on the election violence.