Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar visited Beur central jail in Patna on Wednesday, to meet AISF leaders lodged there, who are protesting against the alleged autocratic stance of the College of Arts and Crafts principal.
The AISF has been demanding the removal of College of Art and Crafts principal Chandrabhushan Srivastava for suspending eight students in April, as well as action against Patna University vice-chancellor’s bodyguard R.D. Paswan for firing on students in May. College of Arts and Crafts is a constituent unit of Patna University.
Kumar proceeded to Beur jail soon after his arrival at Patna airport. He was accompanied by JNUSU vice president Shehla Rashid Shora. They were received by a large number of AISF activists.
Kanhaiya met AISF state secretary Sushil Kumar and other student leaders in Beur jail. He also took part in a protest march organised by the Patna Art College Bachao Morcha. The march to the state assembly building began from Patna University gate.
In New Delhi earlier this month, Kanhaiya Kumar, along with 42 others, were detained by the police at Bihar Bhawan for protesting against the alleged attack on students observing a hunger strike at the College of Arts and Crafts. Seven students of the college sustained injuries in the attack, allegedly carried out by miscreants while they were protesting against the conduct of the administration.