Visva-Bharati, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore nearly a century ago, becomes prime target of saffron brigade in recent times.
Yesterday students of Visva-Bharati University gathered to protest against this saffronisation attempt. The university authority immediately started pressurising the protesting students to not hold any further demonstrations that might interrupt Amit Shah's visit on the next day. When the students refused to comply, Mamata Banerjee's state police put left student leaders Somenath Sow and Falguni Pan under house arrest. SFI condemns this outrageous act. We have always fought against saffronisation of educational spaces. No amount of intimidation is going to stop our struggle to protect the freedom of expression in educational institutions. SFI Central Executive Committee sends revolutionary regards to the comrades under house arrest.
VP Sanu (President)
Mayukh Biswas (General Secretary)