BJP files PIL demanding NIA probe into Jadavpur University row

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Kolkata, Feb. 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Calcutta High Court demanding NIA probe over the anti-national slogans raised in the Jadavpur University.

Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das, who called on West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi amid row over pro-Afzal guru slogans, earlier today, said that he was against filing First Information Report against any student as the varsity has always stood for freedom of expression and autonomy.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) earlier sought a report from the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) Government in West Bengal over the protest by Jadavpur University students.

The ongoing protests in Delhi against the crackdown on the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) seems to have reached Jadavpur University with students of varsity taking out a torch rally and raising slogans against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

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The students, affiliated to various Left Parties, took to the streets in Kolkata to protest the alleged police atrocities inside the JNU campus. (ANI)

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