It seems that SFI, the student's wing of the social fascist CPM is on a never ending loosing spree.
Yesterday they were decisively defeated in the elections to the Engineering faculty(FETSU) and Science faculty(SFSU) elections.
In Science faculty an organisation named WTI(We the Independents) won all the four portfolio seats trampling SFI.
In Engineering and technology faculty SFI was defeated for the consecutive 31st year by DSF(Democratic Student's Front) in all the five portfolio seats.
SFI was visibly shaken by this defeated and they resorted to their predictable behavior of intimidation and violence.This time they called their elder brothers in CPM to unleash the fascist terror.
About 90 criminals belonging to the co-ordination committee(the govt. employee's wing of CPM) came with iron rods and chains and attacked the victory procession of WTI.4 to 5 students were injured. There were also allegations of molestation by CPM cadres on the female students.
However the students put up a valiant resistance and the criminals were forced to retreat.
Following is newspaper report on yesterday's events published in a leading Kolkata daily:-
KOLKATA April 5: Seven students were injured in a clash between students, teachers and non teaching staff following the victory of an anti-SFI students organisation in the science faculty students’ union elections at Jadavpur University this afternoon. In engineering faculty too the Democratic Students Federation (DSF) defeated SFI.
Students belonging to “We The Independent” (WTI), who won the elections in Jadavpur University’s science faculty, alleged that they were attacked by the members of Karmachari Sansad and two teachers, namely Prof Deepak Kesh of Mathematics department and Prof Arghya Deb of Physics department.
Among the injured students who were admitted in MR Bangur hospital were Surajit Sarkar, Someswar Chandra, Sourav Guha, Sourav Mitra, Suman Mazumdar and Proto Banerjee.
Prof Subrato Pal, dean of science faculty said it was difficult to identify the students and teachers amidst the chaos that took place in the University premises.
At a meeting attended by dean of science and engineering, heads of Physics and Chemistry departments, Prof Keshab Bhattacharya, secretary of Jadavpur University Teachers’ Association (JUTA) and Prof Deepak Kesh, the accused teacher, it was recommended that the students should submit a written complaint to the vice chancellor. Prof Swadesh Ranjan Roy Chowdhury, HOD (chemistry) said this meeting was necessary to safeguard the reputation of the University which has gained the status of a five-star institute. Another teacher on conditions of anonymity said: “There’s a certain political party who use outsiders and their political power to gain victory in the students’ poll and thus ruin the reputation of the institution.” Mr Swapan Ghosh, vice president of Karmachari Sansad said: “The students first attacked the science club and then vandalised the Sansad office. We were not involved in any clashes.”nSNS