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By Arnab Mitra and Sreyashi Mazumdar

Kolkata: Student protest lost its ground owing to the ambiguous nature of the demands put forth during the same. The protest started off on 21st August, the day Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee visited the campus to attend the first convocation of Presidency University.


The students welcomed the Chief Minister with black flags, followed by a night long humiliation of the Vice Chancellor Anuradha Lohia.


The Civil Society, including the alumni of the university criticized the protest owing to the kind of indecency projected; a male student in an attempt to outrage the authority wore a bra and came out in the open.


Though quite late in the day, but the protesting students apologized to the society saying that the woman concerned was not from Presidency.

On 25th August, Vice Chancellor Anuradha Lohia, in an interaction with NewsGram said, “Students are not my enemy, on their demand I appoint registrar in the committee. Now, I won’t understand why they are still protesting, however the door is always open for discussion. I request to all my students, please go back to class, don’t waste your time”.


The protesters said that they won’t negotiate with the committee. The protesters even went to the extent of threatening journalists who were trying to get apprised of the situation.


Though the protesters have been trying hard to hold their ground, the dwindling crowd protesting the authority hints at the failure of the protest.



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