Modi on ‘negative faces’ list: principal, 6 others booked

The campus magazine for 2013-14 was released on June 4 and one of its pages titled 'negative faces' featured a photograph of Modi.

By: Express News Service | Thrissur | Updated: June 10, 2014 9:45 pm
The Mayor had earlier sought time from Modi for the meeting that lasted around  45 minutes. The Mayor had earlier sought time from Modi for the meeting that lasted around 45 minutes.

Kerala police on Tuesday registered a case against the principal, the student editor and five others of a government technical training institute on charges of insulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the institute magazine.

In February, the student magazine of Government Polytechnic at Kunnamkulam in Thrissur had carried the photograph of Modi along with those of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, Hitler, terrorist Ajmal Kasab, LTTE leader V Prabhakaran and Osama Bin Laden. All these photographs were put in a single page under the title, “negative faces”.

The magazine was brought out by the college union Students Federation of India, the student wing of CPM. The case was registered under various sections of IPC 153, 500, 501 and 504.

Institute principal Babu Raj said a few students owing allegiance to ABVP complained against the magazine on Monday. “Although the magazine was for 2012-13 academic year, it was brought out only in February this year. On account of the controversy, the magazine stands withdrawn with immediate effect.”

Student editor Praveen Kumar said ABVP men were creating an untimely controversy as the magazine was published months ago. But the principal said the magazine was distributed among students only last week.

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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 11, 2014 at 9:33 am
    Congress is always more patriotic than BJP. Had it not been for the valiant efforts of Pt JL Nehru and Indira hi (both of whom never accepted ‘wrong’ conditional ‘aids’ from the US), with tremendous thrusts toward our Own Indigenous developments, we would have been destro in the same way stan went down... from which level they would never be able to come out in the near future.
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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 11, 2014 at 9:33 am
    When Pt JL Nehru wanted to get support from the US, in the early 1950's, it was the then USSR and later UK themselves, who were prepared to support the crawling democracy... the Americans poo-poohed India, and would always support stan, downgrading India as an in consequent nation.
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    Mangoworm
    Jun 13, 2014 at 5:03 am
    The past govts weren't arresting people for criticisms of their leaders with the gusto of the present one.
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    selvan
    Jun 11, 2014 at 5:26 pm
    Of course, but how come so many ABVP/RSS/VHP supporters web pages insulting Soniya hi ji and hi family still exist with no prosecution ?
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    rskanumuri
    Jun 11, 2014 at 7:41 am
    By what?? Comparing the current Prime minister of the country with Hitler, Osama Bin Laden and Veerappan?? It is a clic case of Abuse of freedom of speech than anything else.. If that is the case, then every news paper can say what ever they want and no one should bat an eyelid.. Will people agree to that?
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    TrueCitizen
    Jun 11, 2014 at 7:55 am
    YOu look like you are in love with the congress party.
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    Janesh
    Jun 12, 2014 at 5:33 am
    Showing your expression by crossing the limits of nations law may lead you to hang as per law. Hope you are a responsible citizen of India.
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    Kinjal
    Jun 11, 2014 at 9:52 pm
    You can't punish people for telling the truth. Do you honestly think that Manmohan singh wasn't ? Wake up Mr. Thinker
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