#Visva Bharati

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Amartya Sen is a prominent Indian economist. (Photo credit: Twitter/ @AmartyaSen_Econ)

  • Amartya Sen said visionary leaders like Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid should be treated as political assets
  • He expressed his gratitude to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for supporting his family in the Visva Bharati case
  • Banerjee also said BJP was trying to subdue educational institutes like Jawaharlal Nehru University

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addressing a press meet. (Photo Credits: PTI/File)

  • West Bengal CM said that people of the state will not accept insults towards the 'luminaries of Bengal'
  • Mamata Banerjee said she does not recall being invited to the centenary function
  • She said she would protest against the insult meted out to Amartya Sen

.Birbhum, West Bengal, India
The University has condemned the inaction of the police. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @ANI)

  • The university blamed TMC MLA Naresh Bauri and two other leaders
  • The University will remain shut until the perpetrators are booked
  • The University demanded the police to withdraw FIRs against the vice-chancellor

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Students of the university held protests outside the residence of Vice-Chancellor Professor Bidyut Chakrabarty. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @ANI)

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that she did not want any construction on the campus' grounds
  • Protesters on Monday opposed the construction of a boundary wall on the campus' Poush Mela ground
  • They alleged that the wall is being constructed to keep people away from the campus during the festival