Visva-Bharati University, established by poet Guru Rabindranath Tagore in Shantiniketan under Birbhum district of West Bengal, has become an arena of unrest.
On Wednesday night, a small scale JNU-like incident occurred in this university too. Here, supporters of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) allegedly attacked the supporters of the Left on Wednesday night by covering their faces.
Two students seriously injured in this attack are currently in hospital. The Trinamool Congress has criticized the BJP and ABVP for this. But ABVP has denied having its hand in this incident.
A complaint has been lodged at Shanti Niketan police station regarding this incident. But no one has been arrested so far. After this attack, questions are also being raised on the role of security and security personnel in the campus.
The tensions between ABVP and leftist students were on the campus ever since the bycott of BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta's program in Visva-Bharati last week and keeping him locked in a room for more than four hours. Wednesday's incident is also being said to be the result of the same.
Police said that on Wednesday night some outsiders went to Vidya Bhavan hostel located on the campus and attacked the students. In this, two students named Swapnil Mukherjee and Phalguni Khan have been admitted to a local hospital due to serious injuries.
The SFI and All India Democratic Students Organization (Edso) associated with the CPM have held the ABVP responsible for the attack. Both these organizations said that yesterday's incident was done to avenge the incident of Swapan Dasgupta's siege.
The injured student Swapnil said, "First we were attacked in the hostel. After reaching the hospital, the same attackers were also present near the hospital. We were also threatened there."
Students allege that ABVP members were continuously coming to the campus for the last few days. But last night a group of outsiders reached the hostel and started threatening the students. "The students were first asked whether they were involved in the siege of BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta on January 8? The students who said yes were threatened," a student said on condition of anonymity.
Later some people took SFI leader Swapnil Mukherjee and Falguni Khan from the hostel and took them towards the Chancellor's bungalow. At that time, some people covered there with sticks and sticks reached. They beat both the students. The students claim that Visvabharati's security officer, after reaching the spot, claimed that he is not aware of the incident and cannot do anything in this matter.
According to Swapnil, the security officer also threatened to register an FIR against both the injured students.
The injured students allege that ABVP's Shabbir Ali and Achintya Bagdi attacked them. But Bagdi has called this allegation baseless. Bagdi says, "I am not a member of ABVP. We went inside yesterday after the news of the ruckus in the campus. But later it was found that only two groups of SFI were beaten up."
SFI state secretary Sreejan Bhattacharya says, "The ABVP is responsible for the incident. The identity of the attackers has been revealed. These people have been seen meeting with VC and participating in organization meetings. Trinamool Congress Students' Council These former members have now joined ABVP. It was a planned attack. "
On the other hand, ABVP says that it has no hand in this incident. On the contrary, the students of SFI have attacked its members. A student named ABVP-associated Shoumik Chakraborty said, "We were opposing the students coming to the campus from JNU and Jadavpur University. At the same time, the SFI students attacked us."
Saptarshi Sarkar, state secretary of ABVP, says, "No member of ours was involved in yesterday's incident. Leftists from JNU to Jadavpur are spoiling the atmosphere of education. BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta was also surrounded by these people. It is clear who the attackers are. "
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