Calcutta High Court issues order against protests at Visva-Bharati University

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The Calcutta High Court has issued an order declaring that no demonstration can take place within the Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan.

The Calcutta High Court has issued an order declaring that no demonstration can take place within the Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan.

The Calcutta High Court has issued an order declaring that no demonstration can take place within the Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan.

Students continued a protest sit-in in front of the central office and then the residence of Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty demanding the return of three students who were expelled for three tears on August 23 for participating in a protest on campus in January 2020 .

The VC has been confined to his home since last Saturday, after which, on Wednesday, university officials filed a petition with the Calcutta High Court alleging police inaction.

The VC also wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is the chancellor of the university, asking for an intervention.

What the Calcutta High Court Order Says

  • No demonstration can take place within a zone of 50 meters from the university.
  • The court said that from 3 p.m. Santiniketan police will have to break all the locks on the administrative building, including the rector’s residence.
  • No staff member of Visva-Bharati University can be barred from entering.
  • The administration must ensure the proper functioning of the university.
  • No microphone can be used in the area of ​​Visva-Bharati University.
  • The court asked the Santiniketan police to appoint three agents for the security of the vice-chancellor.
  • CCTV arrangements must be made and all cameras must be on.
  • The court also ordered the Santiniketan Police Station to submit a report to the High Court.

The university was established by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, which became a central university in 1951. The university welcomes students from diverse cultures from all over the world.

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