Kolkata: A day after members of the Trinamool Congress youth wing allegedly barged into their university premises and manhandled them, the students and faculty members of the Presidency University in Kolkata on Thursday carried out a silent protest march. The students and teachers wore black bands as a mark of their protest.
They later met the Special Secretary to the Governor and submitted their deputation.
Meanwhile, the state's Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the police and constituted a two-member panel to look into the panel.
The unidentified men carrying the Trinamool Congress students' wing flags barged into the University premises on Wednesday and allegedly manhandled staff and students. Armed with sticks, they ransacked the science lab where classes were being conducted. Some teachers were also allegedly assaulted.
Many female students at the university alleged that the attackers even threatened them with rape. "We were threatened with rape, beaten up. The hooligans threatened me thrice saying if I leave the campus, they'll rape me," said a student. "I am 100 per cent with the students. I am as shocked as my students. When I was a student I had seen this kind of violence, but not that brutal that some outside people come and break the gates. All I could see was people carrying TMC flags," added Presidency University Vice Chancellor Malabika Sarkar.