The BJP in West Bengal today termed Jadavpur University (JU) as a "hub of anti-national elements" and accused the Opposition CPM and the varsity's Vice-Chancellor of supporting them, a day after rival groups of students clashed on the campus over the screening of a political film.

 

"Student unrest has become a common phenomenon in JU. The screening of a film, cleared by the Censor Board, was stopped illegally. The trend of CPM and Left-backed student unions of JU has been to stop anything that is against their ideology, which is totally against the country's democratic set up. We condemn it," the state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh.

 

"JU is a hub of anti-nationals. Left-backed students unions are breeding ground for anti-nationals and that is why we have seen anti-India slogans being raised by a section of JU students," he alleged.

 

Meanwhile, the West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi, who is also the chancellor of the university, expressed concern that the varsity is fast turning into a "centre for disturbance" and authorities should take stern action against it.

 

Rival groups of students had yesterday clashed on the varsity campus over the screening of Vivek Agnihotri-directed political film Buddha in a Traffic Jam triggering chaos during which some girls were allegedly molested and BJP actor-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly was not allowed to enter its premises.

 

The fracas began after the film's screening ended late in the evening, and students from ABVP fought with activists of Left-backed student unions in which a few of them received minor injuries, officials said.