SFI marched through the streets of Kolkata to restore democratic milieu in education sector. Slogans from students echoed the streets in protest of forceful takeover of students’ unions, harassment and assaults on teachers, professors and non-teaching staffs, hooliganism and vandalism in colleges. Demands of proper peaceful students’ union elections and restoration of democracy in campus premises were also made from the procession. The march started from the College Street to the Y Channel of Dharmatala. The march was led by SFI State Secretary Debojyoti Das and State President Madhuja Senroy and other state leadership.
The overall anarchy in the state has created anxiety among all stairs of the citizens. No one is safe except the miscreants. The state administration is apathetic to the situation. The campuses are not being exempted from this turmoil. One one hand the democratic environment is being demolished by the anarchist forces and the apathetic state administration, and on the other hand the steady attempt of saffronisation by the Hindutwa forces of the central government has disturbed the academic environment. The only vanguard to these attacks is the Left student organisations, led by the SFI. In the context of this tripartite struggle, slogans were raised in favour of democracy instead of violence, and expansion of education instead of saffronisation.
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