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Bengal Governor expresses grief at the smashing of Vidyasagar statue in Kolkata

Bengal Governor expresses grief at the smashing of Vidyasagar statue in Kolkata

Several VCs and principals have also condemned the act of violence and vandalism

Demands strong actions against the culprits for vandalism in Vidyasagar College campus

Altogether 123 people have so far been arrested under different charges in the case

Kolkata : Joining millions of others in the country, West Bengal Governor Kesri Nath Tripathy has also expressed his deep sorrow and regret at the smashing of the bust statue of well known Bengali reformist of the 19th Century Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar by a gang of unidentified miscreants on Tuesday (14 May).
Issuing a statement here last night the Governor said that there was no word to describe his pain to know the vandalism by some miscreants at the Vidyasagar College campus during a Road Show, and urged the state authorities to identify the miscreants and take strong actions against them.
Meanwhile, large sections of intellectuals in the city including the Vice Chancellors of all universities and principals of colleges and other educational institutions have also condemned the act of violence and vandalism inside Vidyasagar College campus in North Kolkata and demanded strong actions against the culprits.
All the opposition parties including CPI-M, Congress and BJP took out separate processions and dharnas in protest against the vandalism and the smashing of the statue of Vidyasagar. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took out a massive rally in North Kolkata yesterday as a mark of protest.
Altogether 123 people have so far been arrested under different charges in connection with the incidents of violence, arson and vandalism in and around the Vidyasagar College campus on 14 May night, the police said.

 

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