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SFI activists injured in police lathi charge at Burdwan University

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Burdwan: Several Students Federation of India (SFI) demonstrators were injured on Tuesday when police resorted to lathi charge to disperse their procession at the Burdwan University in West Bengal.

The students, protesting against alleged discrepancies in the part 2 Arts results of the university, had announced a demonstration to submit a memorandum to the varsity vice-chancellor.

University vice-chancellor Smriti Sarkar said, “A section of the procession suddenly broke barricades put up by the police near the vice-chancellor’s office when the police acted.”

The opposition parties in the state criticised the vice-chancellor and the state administration for calling the police inside the university premises.

Binod Ghosh, an SFI leader in Burdwan alleged that over 50 of his activists were injured in the police action that was unleashed without a provocation. (ANI)

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