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Visva Bharati to write to PM Modi, seek central forces after violence

According to Shyam Singh, the Birbhum district superintendent of police, nine persons have been arrested for campus violence

visva bharati university | Photo: Wikimedia

Palpable tension prevailed at the institute with barely any movement seen on Tuesday morning.| Photo: Wikimedia

Press Trust of India Bolpur (WB)
Visva Bharati authorities have decided to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for deployment of central security forces on its premises, a day after vandalism forced its closure, a top official of the prestigious institution said on Tuesday.

The heritage university founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was shut down indefinitely on Monday following violent protests against Visva Bharati's decision to construct a boundary wall around the venue of Poush Mela, a prestigious annual cultural event started more than a century ago.

"The executive council (of the university) has unanimously decided to write to the honourable chancellor (the prime minister)

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First Published: Aug 18 2020 | 5:44 PM IST

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