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Updated on: Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 09:59 PM IST

Watch: Jadavpur University student tears copy of Citizenship Act during convocation

Earlier in the day, the West Bengal Governor was greeted with black flags and slogans of 'Dhankar Go Back'. A placards read "BJP activist Mr Jagdeep Dhankar, go back".
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A Jadavpur University student tore a copy of Citizenship Amendment Act during the convocation ceremony on Tuesday. The video of the student ripping apart the copy of the Act has gone viral.

The student has been identified as Debsmita Chowdhury. In the video, the student comes on the stage to receive her gold medal during the convocation ceremony. After receiving the medal for her academic performance, she goes ahead and tears apart a copy of the Citizenship Amendment Act. She echoes Varun Grover's anti-NRC poem "Hum Kagaz Nahi Dikhayenge (We will not show our documents)" and leaves the stage with “Inquilab zindabad! (Long live the revolution!)”

Earlier in the day, the West Bengal Governor was greeted with black flags and slogans of 'Dhankar Go Back'. A placards read "BJP activist Mr Jagdeep Dhankar, go back".

Taking to Twitter, Dhankar said he arrived at the varsity so that the students may get their degrees and enjoy the fruits of their labour and contribute to society.

"At Jadavpur University so that the students may get their degrees and enjoy the fruits of their labour and contribute to society. Unfortunately, the way to the venue in the University is blocked. Unwholesome. No affirmative role by concerned insight. The worrisome situation," he wrote on Twitter.

The Governor said 50 people have obstructed his way to the venue, adding that the system is being held hostage and those enjoined with the task are oblivious of their obligations.

"The number of those obstructing is only around fifty. The system is held hostage and those enjoined with the task are oblivious of their obligations. A collapse that can only lead to unwholesome consequences. Rule of law is nowhere in sight. As constitutional head concerned," he said.

"Media in such situations need to focus on public welfare as well and signal that student interests can't be so put in jeopardy," he said in a series of tweets.

He also alleged that Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor is "presiding total collapse of rule of law." "A painful scenario that the Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor is oblivious deliberately of his obligations and looking for alibis. He is presiding the total collapse of the rule of law. The ruinous state of affairs," he said.

On Monday also, when Dhankar arrived at the university, he was shown black flags with posters reading 'BJP activist Mr Jagdeep Dhankar Go back'. Due to the protest, Dhankhar remained inside his car for some time as he was not able to get out of his vehicle.

(With Inputs from ANI)

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Published on: Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 09:59 PM IST
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