Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Kolkata Protests JNU Attacks; Plan To Gherao Airport On Modi Visit

Kolkata saw multiple rallies through the day on Monday, 6 December, as students and ordinary citizens took to the streets to protest the violence in JNU on the night of 5 January by masked goons who went on to attack students and faculty.

While there were individual rallies by political students groups and colleges, there were also citizens rallies where people turned out in huge numbers.
As news of the attack on JNU spread, students of Jadavpur University took out a protest march on the night of 5 January itself.

This was followed by another protest march on the afternoon of 6 January which saw more people join in.
Thereafter, students and ordinary citizens started a march from College Square in North Kolkata to the Raj Bhavan.

At the rally, it was also announced by the protestors that they will gherao the airport on 10 January when Prime Minister Modi is said to visit Kolkata to attend the 150th year celebrations of the Kolkata Port.

“There was an attack on JNU, there were attacks on Jamia and AMU before this. We have announced in the rally that the day Narendra Modi comes to Kolkata on 10 January, we well gherao the Dum Dum airport”, said Chhandak Chatterjee, one of the organisers of the protest.
17/01/20 Quint
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