Bengaluru: Students need to be students, neither administrators nor political mascots. 

But in reality, students can easily deviate into political skulduggery and be a shame upon themselves! 

In a shocking and shameful incident, students of Jadavpur University have decided to “rusticate” West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as chancellor of the university and also to “disown him as the state Governor”.

A resolution passed in this regard terms the Governor as “ex-chancellor” and goes on to claim that the governor was present in the university on September 19 “along with miscreants who hurled bombs, sexually assaulted women and vandalized sections of the university”. The letter further claimed that Dhankhar had arrived uninvited to the university on December 22.

The resolution has these details as well:

“We have investigated your behaviour and motives and concluded that they are shameless attempts to seek attention from students, thereby wasting our valuable time.” 
Additionally, it states: 

“Keeping the above in mind, you are being informed of your rustication from the position of chancellor of JU. The students’ body of Jadavpur University has also decided to disown you from the position of the Governor of West Bengal.” 

It might be recalled that in September this year, Union Minister Babul Supriyo had also been kept captive at the campus for well over five hours. It was alleged that it was pre-planned and coordinated by left-wing students and activists when the minister had gone there to perform at a freshers’ welcome function organised by ABVP. 

As bad as it can get, he was even heckled, pushed by pro-Naxal activists, preventing him from entering the campus. 

The nation has been seeing widespread protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). 

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) intends to give citizenship to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, numbering 32000 and who have come to India before December 31, 2014.

However, the opposition feels that persecuted Muslims too should be given citizenship in India, but the Modi government has maintained that Muslims can’t be religiously persecuted in their own country.

Though protests are fine, hooligans in the garb of students set fire to buses and infrastructure too has been damaged badly.