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 On account of the controversy, the magazine stands withdrawn with immediate effect.”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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                    kris
                    Jun 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm
                    Wondering what was so fruitful in this "expression" rather than causing more harm to sentiments of a larger group. (PS: beacause of a larger groups wish only party democratically got elected him as PM) Unless the person published had a first hand impression and thought to reveal his personal finding with proof, just don't bail on consutional right. Hope, It's the same country's law hand only is catching them back. That was not expected ?
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                      Rajgopal
                      Jun 11, 2014 at 7:01 am
                      I really hope that everyone does not shares your extremist mindset my friend.
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                        MALINI
                        Jun 11, 2014 at 6:19 am
                        Amazing they can not make out the difference bet. MR MODI and others in the list .Disgraceful. They need to be punished
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                          prajwel
                          Jun 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm
                          If there's a law which enables them arrest people just because of this, that law is archaic and illogical. We should get rid of such laws. People have their difference in opinion and they should be able to express it.
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                            Thinker
                            Jun 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm
                            When Mr. Manmohan Singh, as prime minister was mocked on almost all news channels and all social network websites, and also by BJP including their prominent leaders, was there any arrest then. On the daz, when Mr. Modi took the oath as prime minister, one of the panelist called Manmohan Singh Kathputli, will he also get punished.
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                              Pritam
                              Jun 11, 2014 at 5:47 pm
                              What about freedom of expression ?? It should be free . power which does not allows itself to be criticised is moving towards .........
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                                Rex
                                Jun 11, 2014 at 5:14 am
                                Yes. Blame the law, not those who make use of it. In 2008 someone from Pune was arrested for creating an 'I hate Sonia hi' page on Orkut, so let's also not pretend that the Congress party is any better.
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                                  Sachh K
                                  Jun 11, 2014 at 7:36 am
                                  the verdict of 31% of the voters. How Subhasis to you imagine the majority of this country's potion will become extinct? One cannot be forced to agree with something that ones is ideologically opposed to.
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                                    S. Chatterjee
                                    Jun 11, 2014 at 5:23 am
                                    A PM cannot be depicted like this. In any other country including communist China action would have been severe. It shows the said students are having lack of ideology.
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                                      subhasis ghosh
                                      Jun 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm
                                      The Left has not yet understood the verdict of the people of the country. Soon they will be extinct.
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                                        Anamika
                                        Jun 11, 2014 at 7:50 am
                                        How come this 31% issue was never raised during previous govts. that had no majority and were minority govts. holding onto power by misuse of CBI etc ?? What was their % I am sure you have no answer.
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