Members of the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) on Tuesday went on a rampage at the Rajarhat campus of Aliah University after their request to grant grace marks to all students who had performed poorly in Monday’s first-year maths paper was turned down.
The agitating students, who complained that most of the questions in the paper were out of syllabus, also demanded better infrastructure facilities in the university.
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The students damaged furniture, computers and glasses, including those at Vice-Chancellor Abdul Taleb Khan’s office, in the campus. The university authorities have lodged an FIR against five students, including TMCP general secretary Abdur Rauf. Police have been deployed at the campus to maintain peace.
The TMCP, which controls the students’ union, denied that any of its activists were being involved in the incident. When contacted, Khan said: “What the students were demanding was against the rule and could not be allowed.”
Officers of the New Town police station said that they have received a complaint and were looking into the matter. No arrests have been made yet in the case. Aliah is a state government controlled minority autonomous university in West Bengal.