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JU students block Governor's car, show black flags
JU students block Governor's car, show black flags

Kolkata, Dec 24 (TIWN) A large number of students and staff of Jadavpur University on Monday blocked the car of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and staged a black flag demonstration, besides raising "Go back" slogans against him when he arrived at the campus to attend an official meeting.

Carrying posters branding Dhankhar as "Padmapal" (padma or lotus is the symbol of the BJP), the demonstrators alleged that he has failed to show impartiality as Governor and also berated him for supporting the controversial new citizenship law CAA.  "Raj Bhavan has become Nagpur (headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh)," said a poster, as the demonstrators said they did not want Dhankhar as Ex-officio Chancellor and would boycott him. 

Notwithstanding heavy security, including the CRPF personnel, who guard Dhankhar, the protesters surrounded the Governor''s car when he was driven into the campus for presiding over the university court meeting and demanded that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) be scrapped and there should be no National Register for Citizens (NCR) exercise in the country. 

The leftist students and the Trinamool Congress-affiliated staff association, did not allow Dhankhar to alight from the car for around quarter of an hour.  After great difficulty, the security personnel led him into the administrative building but there his way was again blocked by the Sara Bangle sikhshabandhu Samiti -- a non-teaching staff association close to the Trinamool.  After waiting for some time, Dhankhar had to return from the building, unable to attend the court meeting.

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