Student-Cops Clash at Protest March
Kolkata's Jadhavpur University was the scene of violence as students belonging to the ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vishwa Parishad) had a protest march over last week's attack on Union Minister Babul Supriyo, during his visit to the university. The ABVP is the student body associated with the BJP. The police arrived and put barricades outside the university gates. The students started pelting the police personnel with stones.
Mr. Supriyo had been man-handled by students belonging to the CPM students group during his visit to the university. Video that went viral showed the Union Minister surrounded by a group of students and being pushed around by the aggressive crowd.
The minister said that the situation could easily have been brought under control had the university authorities tried. He blamed the TMC government for their inaction and said that their 'dirty politics' often overran their logic. The ruling government pointed that the attackers had been linked to the CPM, and that neither the Trinamool Congress nor the police had been involved in the incident.