DU Professor Accused Of Insulting Goddess Durga In Facebook Post, Now-Deleted

Police complaint against DU professor Kedar Kumar Mandal of Dayal Singh College in the national capital, Delhi, has been filed by a teachers' body.

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DU Professor Accused Of Insulting Goddess Durga In Facebook Post, Now-Deleted

A teacher's body filed a police complaint against Delhi University teacher Kedar Kumar Mandal


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Professor Kedar Kumar Mandal posted controversial update on Facebook
  2. Police complaint has been filed against him, police yet to file an FIR
  3. RSS-affiliated ABVP has demanded immediate suspension of the professor
A Delhi University (DU) assistant professor has been accused of insulting Hindu goddess Durga using obscene words in a Facebook post, which prompted a condemnation from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). A teacher's body filed the police complaint against Kedar Kumar Mandal of Dayal Singh College in the national capital, Delhi.

The DU professor had posted the controversial Facebook update at 07:43 pm on Friday and later deleted it.

The National Democratic Teachers Front (NDTF), a BJP-affiliated teachers' body, filed a complaint against the DU professor Mandal on Saturday at the Lodhi Colony police station. Police said they have received a complaint but are yet to file an FIR.

Mr Mandal did not respond to messages and could not be reached on his phone for comments.

RSS-affiliated ABVP condemned the post and demanded immediate suspension of the professor.

"We demand his suspension and we request the student community to boycott his classes. Mandal has provoked sentiments during a festival time of Hindu - Navratri," ABVP's Dayal Singh College unit said in a statement.

"If allowed to continue as a teacher he will only spread hatred among students."


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