The registrar said that Bob Mahona had written to the embassy that he had been beaten up so the authorities have to give an explanation to them.

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news Friday, December 18, 2015 - 10:29

After a French national student was allegedly beaten up by Madras University faculty for raising questions about flood relief, now the University has written to Tanzanian embassy about a student for participating in Tuesday’s protest and said it is ‘not tenable’ for Bob Mahona to continue his studies in Chennai.

Bob Mahona had participated in the protest against the manhandling of his classmate Jonas Anton Pulendrarasa in a lecture on ‘Managing disaster: A case study of Chennai Floods 2015’ for raising questions about the Government’s working during floods. Madras University students also protested on Thursday against shutting down of the hostels and justice for Jonas.

The registrar said that Bob Mahona had written to the embassy that he had been beaten up so the authorities have to give an explanation to them.

The registrar David P. Jawahar told The Hindu, “The embassy has been given an explanation. We have also proposed that it is not tenable to have him continue in the university. Since this boy had written to the embassy saying he had been beaten up, we had to provide all details. The embassy had asked if he was focussed on academics. We had to tell them that he was not paying attention to academics. In an earlier instance, a girl student had filed a police complaint against him for preventing her from attending classes. A condition for overseas students is that they should not indulge in local politics or demonstrations. We have sent photos of the boy participating in protests.”

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