Following violence, Visva-Bharati campus to remain closed for till situation improves

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August 25, 2020 1:59 PM

"In view of vandalism today leading to the destruction of university property worth lakhs due to the complete absence of police deployment, it has been decided to bring the matter to the notice of Hon'ble Chancellor (Prime Minister).

Visva-Bharati campus, Visva-Bharati violence, Birbhu district, west bengal, Poush Mela, latest news on Visva-Bharati “It has been unanimously resolved in the meeting o all directors, principals and HODs to close the university till the situation improves,” the statement read. (IE photo)

Following a violence over the erection of boundary wall around the Poush Mela ground Visva-Bharati authorities on Monday decided to close down the university campus.

However, the admission and examination process, an emergency services will be taken care of, the authorities o the central university said in a statement.

“In view of vandalism today leading to the destruction of university property worth lakhs due to the complete absence of police deployment, it has been decided to bring the matter to the notice of Hon’ble Chancellor (Prime Minister).

“It has been unanimously resolved in the meeting o all directors, principals and HODs to close the university till the situation improves,” the statement read.

Trouble erupted at Visva-Bharati campus in Birbhu district on Monday as a large number of people ransacked the university’s properties to protest against the construction o a boundary wall at a ground where a century-old ‘Poush Mela used to be held.

The university has decided not to organised the fair held in December. The district administration has convened a meeting with the university authorities and other stakeholders o Wednesday to look into the matter.

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