Kerala college beef fest: No action to be taken against teacher who supported suspended students

Temple board said the probe has revealed that the faculty member has not taken side with either the SFI or the ABVP during the violence following the conduct of the fest.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: October 9, 2015 6:37 pm

The management of Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur, on Friday decided not to take disciplinary action against the faculty member, who had justified the beef festival held on the campus where non-vegetarian stuff is banned.

Deepa Nisanth, an assistant professor at a college under Cochin Temple Board, had reacted on Facebook after six students were suspended on charges of conducting beef festival on the campus on October, as a protest against the Dadri lynching.

Nisanth had commented: “I strongly object to the opinion that college is considered as a temple… I have heard that teachers who supported the beef festival should be sacked. I want to see my name figure first in that list.”

Subsequently, the college management had sought an explanation from her. The action of the management had triggered an outrage from various quarters.

Temple board said the probe has revealed that the faculty member has not taken side with either the SFI or the ABVP during the violence following the conduct of the fest. However, the ABVP had sought action against Nisanth.

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