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Convocation ceremony disrupted in Calcutta University
West Bengal

Convocation ceremony disrupted in Calcutta University

Agency News

Students of Calcutta University have delayed the convocation programme on January 28 by protesting against West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar.

Shouting slogans, the students who are against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) blocked the Governor’s car, forcing him to wait before he was taken inside the auditorium with a police escort. The police and Governor’s security surrounded Mr. Dhankar, and he is presently waiting in a room behind the main stage.

“Scores of students appeared, they surrounded his car and started shouting slogans,” a police official posted at the spot said.

However, he could not be taken to the stage as students inside the auditorium began shouting “go back Governor”. The police and Governor’s security surrounded Mr. Dhankar, and he is presently waiting in a room behind the main stage.

Nobel Prize winner in economics Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee will be conferred honorary D Litt (honoris causa) at Calcutta University convocation on Tuesday.