Kolkata: The resonation of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row, which spread to Kolkata’s Jadavpur University (JU), seems to be gathering momentum. The state government on Saturday finally intervened in the matter and West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has demanded information from the JU’s vice-chancellor.
The governor has sought information on four points, including the text of the slogans that were raised inside the university, whether a First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged in the matter, the identification of the people involved in anti-India event organised at the JU campus and as to what action would be taken against those involved.
Earlier, the vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University, Suranjan Das, had categorically mentioned that the university would not file FIR against any of the students as the varsity has always stood for freedom of speech and expression.
A few days ago, similar slogans to the ones chanted in JNU by allegedly two main suspects Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid, were raised in Jadavpur University as well, wherein protesters shouted anti-India slogans enraging the fury of the nationalists nationwide.