Written by Bella Dalima
22 Sep, 2014 | 4:04 pm
Calcutta’s Jadavpur University students say they will continue a boycott despite a government vow to set up a panel to investigate a sexual assault on a female student.
They say they will not return to class until the vice-chancellor quits.
Protests reached a peak at the weekend when up to 25,000 marched through Calcutta’s streets.
Dozens of students were injured when Vice-Chancellor called in police last Tuesday to quell a protest on campus.
The walls are covered with posters, calling on the vice-chancellor to resign. It is the only topic of conversation.
The students accused the authorities of brutality, saying they were attacked while they were protesting “peacefully”.
On Sunday night the West Bengal government said representatives of its education department would form a panel to investigate the assault.
The student was attacked on campus on 28 August. A police case was registered, but no arrests have been made yet.
The students have been protesting against police inaction since 11 September and have accused the university authorities of apathy.
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