Police ask Kolkata colleges to give details of J&K students

Home Ministry says colleges being ‘sensitised’ after JNU controversy.

Written by Subrata Nagchowdhury | Kolkata | Updated: March 15, 2016 4:09 am
JNu row, JNu controversy, kolkata colleges, jadavpur university protest, J&K students, list of J&K students, list of jammu and kashmir students, india news, latest news Police have asked all the Kolkata colleges to give a list of J&K students. (Express photo by Oinam Anand)

IN the wake of student protests at Jadavpur University here against the arrest of JNU students in Delhi for alleged sedition, the Kolkata police is asking all colleges in the city to give details of their students who are from Jammu and Kashmir.

A note from the police, a copy of which has been obtained by The Indian Express, is addressed to the principal of the college and reads: “Please let me know that students, whose residential addresses is under the State of Jammu & Kashmir, studies in your Institution for onwards transmission to the Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block, New Delhi, Govt. of India.”

The note is signed by the police officer in charge of intelligence at the police station in which the college falls. It was sent out to colleges in the last week of February when students were protesting both at JNU and at Jadavpur University.

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Asked about the survey, Joint Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) Pallav Kanti Ghosh said that the information about the note is “authentic.”

Asked why it was being done, he declined comment. Senior police officers said that the request for these details had come from Central intelligence agencies which got the Special Branch of Kolkata police to get the details. “It’s an attempt to create dossiers on J&K students so that we can monitor their activities,” said a top police officer. “This is really something new we are doing for the first time.”

When contacted, a Union Home Ministry spokesman told The Indian Express: “Following the JNU controversy, the Centre had sensitised all states to take adequate precautionary measures to avoid a repeat of such incidents, and a general advisory was issued to all states.”

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  1. K
    Mar 15, 2016 at 12:51 am
    All brahmins In the faculty. All Brahmins in agencies-report for data collection on how many 100% rahmin incompetents are in all top positions.
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      IML sood
      Mar 15, 2016 at 7:44 am
      Yes why not haul up al these anti nationalist before it is too late.They have already got long rope from thir God fathers TMC/Cong.
      1. M
        Mar 15, 2016 at 2:51 am
        Brahmins are now economically worse then politically privileged non-Brahmins. No point bringing Brahmin into this! There is a difference between law and order and any religious ideny and former takes over the later when it is a question of Governance!
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          T S
          Mar 15, 2016 at 6:45 am
          I too agree with Mr.Apupadhyay. The early days of independence only suggested for few years not for centuries together. You have rightly mentioned in your message that age old reservation is killing other castes. These people became so wealthy than any other caste. So political parties should relook again on reservation issues for judging continuation or not.
          1. T
            T S
            Mar 15, 2016 at 6:48 am
            There are only 4 or 5 castes as per Hindu tradition. But in every State there are numerous castes were generated/created due to existing economical and other conditions. How these castes were born?
            1. S
              Mar 15, 2016 at 12:44 am
              More than JandK...figure out the ultra-leftists and naxal ideologies!!
              1. D
                Dilip Banerjee
                Mar 15, 2016 at 5:12 am
                So, now on I will call myself a BENGALI and not indian
                1. D
                  Mar 15, 2016 at 9:47 am
                  You should be ashamed. Look what Bengalis done to waste Bengal-starting from commies then TMC, Muslim league in disguise, destro the province completely- a province which produced so many famous people in the past. Now they are producing people like Mamta .
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