Unsafe: Jadavpur University to talk to students, teachers about outsiders’ late night visits
The meeting was called after reports surfaced of a young woman and her friends , all outsiders, allegedly misbehaved with the university security officials at around 11 pm on campus last weekeducation Updated: Dec 21, 2017 14:14 IST
Jadavpur University authorities will discuss with students union representatives, teachers and non-teaching employees the issue of entry of outsiders into the university campus during late evening hours.
There have been reports of outsiders entering the campus at night and being involved in drug abuse. Vice-chancellor Suranjan Das had asked all stakeholders to help in improving public perception of JU and sought the cooperation from everyone to help combat any such activity.
Das had said on Tuesday , “We will hear from all sides at the discussion. We will not impose anything, we will not go to the talks with pre-set ideas or agenda. I don’t believe in imposing anything.
“I am expecting once the issue of entry of outsiders comes up for talks everyone concerned will offer his view and suggest possible measures which will help us to chalk out steps,” he added.
Arts Faculty Students’ Union (AFSU) general secretary Debraj Debnath said, “We are positive about the talks. We think there should be discipline and security at the campus. But again we are also in favour of maintaining the liberal space of JU.”
A Jadavpur University Teachers Association member said, “We will take part in the discussion which will be held in the first week of January after the Christmas vacation.”
The meeting will be held after reports surfaced of a young woman accompanied by her friends, all of them outsiders, allegedly misbehaved with the university security officials at around 11 pm on campus last week. The outsiders also damaged some furniture in a room used by AFSU when people tried to pacify the woman.
AFSU members and others on campus said such incidents should not be allowed to happen on campus.