Girls molested during student groups clash in JU campus over film screening

Written by | May 7, 2016 | 0

Kolkata: Rival groups of students today clashed at the Jadavpur University campus here over the screening of Vivek Agnihotri-directed political film ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’ triggering chaos during which some girls were allegedly molested and BJP actor-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly was not allowed to enter its premises.

The fracas began after the film’s screening ended late in the evening, and students from ABVP fought with activists of Left-backed student unions in which a few of them received minor injuries, officials said.

Agnihotri faced black flags at the campus gates, sloganeering and placards bearing message that asked him to leave. The filmmaker claimed he was “manhandled and gheraoed” by some students and even the glass pane of his car was left shattered in the commotion.

The agitating students said they have nothing against the screening of the film, but were protesting against the “divisive content” in it, which also stars Anupam Kher.

“We all know Kher’s views in the whole debate on whatever happened in JNU. He is acting in this film which has divisive content. We are protesting against that,” Sounak Mukherjee, a first year MA student of English Department, said.

Some girl students were allegedly molested during the melee that ensued after the incident, police said.

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