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Kerala: College teacher under fire for Facebook comments defending beef fest

Over her comments on Facebook justifying the beef festival conducted on the college campus, a college teacher has come under fire.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: October 7, 2015 3:17 am

AN ASSISTANT professor at a college under Cochin Temple Board has come under fire from the college management and Sangh Parivar over her comments on Facebook justifying the beef festival conducted on the college campus.

Assistant Professor Deepa Nisanth of Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur, made the comments Monday when the college suspended six students on charges of conducting beef festival on the campus last Thursday in protest against the Dadri lynching. The college management on Tuesday sought explanation from Nisanth. The suspended students were activists of SFI.

Nisanth 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.” College principal C A Latha said the teacher should have avoided making the comments.

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  1. B
    Oct 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm
    She is right. What business does the college have in dictating the food habit of students. How can the college interfere with the teacher's freedom of expression. This is a continuation of Hindutva forces agenda of making people fight over religion, temple, beef , books, movie and god knows what.
    1. H
      Oct 7, 2015 at 8:59 pm
      everyone has the right to portest and eat what they like. but this college is governed by cochin devaswam board, which is the ultimate body to take every decisions to manage temples in central kerala. and they have rules which prohibit the use of non vegetarian in college campus. so will you people support the prok festival conducted in some muslim orgnasation s colleges?
      1. A
        Oct 9, 2015 at 5:36 pm
        I would like to salute her. Banning certain food is ridicules. it is against the human choice.
        1. N
          Oct 8, 2015 at 1:49 pm
          she is an atheist and a communist sympathizer. she should fired.