KOLKATA: Sabyasachi Basu Roychowdhury, the Vice-Chancellor of the Rabindra Bharati University had resigned on Friday i.e. 6 March 2020. He took accountability of the controversy that emitted from the college where few female college students posed for the camera with vile remarks written on their upper backs with 'gulaal' at a spring festival, 'Basantotsav' hosted by the institution. The words written by the gulaal contained misrepresented lyrics of Ranbindra Sangeet.
Sources close to the university have revealed that Roychowdhury has already sent his resignation to Partha Chatterjee, the Higher Education Minister and Jagdeep Dhabkar, the ex-officio chancellor.
The government and the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad also smoke against the controversy, which created pressure for the vice-chancellor to take action. The authorities belonging to the university had already filed a complaint to the police about the "unrecognised people" responsible for the incident.
A situation of massive uproar took place when the images of the questionable incident went viral on social media. The public asked for the accused to face 'strong punishment'. They were students from the university, situated in the Hooghly district.
Once the general diary was lodged by the institution at the Sinthee police station following which, the students responsible reached the campus to apologise for their poor actions to the student council and authorities.
The guardians of the accused students were also involved in this matter when they led them to the police station. The perpetrators were made to write apology letters where they also mentioned that they will never repeat such a mistake.
The images became viral right after the spring fest ended. Multiple images showcasing obscene words written on the backs of female college students and on the chest of some male students became part of the social media.