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Mysuru professor arrested for ‘insulting’ Lord Rama

B P Mahesh Chandra Guru was sent to prison by a judicial first class magistrate after he refused to avail bail.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: June 19, 2016 4:18:17 am
University of Mysuru, Lord Rama, hindu fanatics, hindu fanaticism, religious sentiments, hindu religious sentiments, india news According to Mysuru police, Guru was a guest at a function in the HRD centre and delivered a speech in which he “insulted” Rama.

A 59-year-old professor of journalism at University of Mysuru, who allegedly hurt religious sentiments by “insulting” Lord Rama in a speech at a function at HRD centre in Mysuru last year, was arrested Friday and remanded in judicial custody for three days.

B P Mahesh Chandra Guru was sent to prison by a judicial first class magistrate after he refused to avail bail. A case was registered against him at the Jayalakshmi Puram police station.

According to Mysuru police, Guru was a guest at a function in the HRD centre and delivered a speech in which he “insulted” Rama. Guru is known to be outspoken and his views on various issues, including politicians, has earlier drawn the ire of various groups.

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