Presidency Univ students lay siege of campus
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Students of Presidency University on Friday lay siege of the campus gates and did not allow any officials and faculty members to enter till 3.30 pm.
They were protesting the suspension of the students' union election, which was earlier scheduled for today.
The authorities suspended the election process after state government issued a notification putting a stay on college elections in the wake of outside Harimohan College in Garden Reach area during filing of nomination in which as ASI was killed.
"The university already could not hold the election process for past two years. This year the authorities were co-operative enough to discuss the matter of election and was scheduled on this day. Following the notification even the nomination were also submitted," said an IC member.
Another IC member alleged, the motive of the ruling party is to make a base for its student wing in the university as they hardly have presence herein the varsity.
"Today's protest was symbolic against the university administration. If an autonomous university does not have any say over its students' union election, then what is the use of having such an administration," said Biboswan Basu, a second year student of Physiology.
However, classes were held normally later as teachers were allowed to enter the campus, claimed the agitators.
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