KOLKATA: In controversial comments, Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress MP and nephew of chief minister Mamata Banerjee, on Monday questioned whether the student protests in Jadavpur University (JU) were due to banning of drugs and liquor inside the campus. "Is this protest due to the banning of drugs, liquor and charas?" he said in a Facebook post. The comment comes in the backdrop of JU students protesting on the streets of Kolkata demanding the resignation of the VC, the Pro VC and the registrar of the varsity in the wake of alleged police assault of students in the early hours of September 17.Thousands of students had marched through the city's streets on Saturday demanding resignation of JU vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti and West Bengal governor K N Tripathi intervened to end the four-day old stalemate in the prestigious educational institution. Tollywood celebs, intellectuals, IT and BPO employees, alumni and students of other institutions, middle-aged men and women, Puja shoppersâ€” they poured in from all over the state to be part of this unprecedented march for justice. Students from Presidency University, Calcutta University and other educational institutions joined the march in a show of solidarity. Saturday's student showdown was unique on many counts. It sets to rest the criticism that youngsters are glued to the "virtual world" and are least bothered about what is happening around them. On the contrary, students used social media to mobilise the movement and also coined new slogansâ€” like "Alimuddin shukiye kath, amader shotru Kalighat (Alimuddin is dead wood, our enemy is Kalighat)â€” that may give sleepless nights to mainstream political parties. Unlike the Naxalite movement of the '70s, students didn't resort to violence. They have paved the way for a new genre of student movement.