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Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are reported to have stormed into the campus of St. Xavier’s College in Mapusa Goa, allegedly to protest against the non-formation of students’ council in the college.
These student members, also studying in other institutes even reportedly abused the Principal of the college while raising slogans of “Vande Mataram” and “Bharat Mata ki Jai”. The teachers alleged that these miscreants even insulted them.
The Principal of the college released a video statement and said that around 10.30 am on January 21 a group of boys and girls including three students of the college stormed in to the college’s science block and while classes were in progress were shouting slogans. They were carrying ABVP banners and were instigating students to leave th3ee classes and join their protest.
Science practicals were going on at that time and the miscreants tried to disrupt the same. Even after police intervention, the mob continued to raise slogans and create a ruckus. “Being the largest college in Goa, safety of our students and staff is our priority. Hence, for their safety classes were stopped and students were requested to leave the campus in order to avoid any untoward incident,” he said.
The Mamlatdar of Bardez was able to bring the situation under control. The college categorically condemned such behaviors and then principal requested all students to dissociate themselves from such unruly activities.