Jadavpur University Pro-VC resigns

Jadavpur University Pro-Vice Chancellor, Siddhartha
Dutta has resigned from his post by sending his resignation to the chancellor against VC’s decision to call police in campus.

Dutta’s resignation came soon after interim VC
Abhijit Chakrabarti entered the campus after eight days, armed with a court

In his letter to the governor, Dutta mentions that
he was “never consulted” about calling police to the campus that
fateful night. He had said the same thing the day after the violence, pointing
out that he had faced 50-odd gheraos in his 32 years as teacher and eight years
as pro-VC but never had to call police.

By quitting as pro-VC, Dutta dissociated himself
from the VC’s decision to call police. His move was in response to
Chakrabarti’s claim that he called police after holding consultations with
“members concerned”.

A few days back, head of philosophy department
Soumitra Basu had resigned from the university’s executive council. He made it
clear that he didn’t support the police crackdown, reported ToI.


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