RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat is reportedly the president of the college.

Mluru law college suspends student for critical Instagram post on Amit Shah
news Controversy Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 17:15

A law student in Mangaluru was allegedly suspended over his social media post on BJP national president and Rajya Sabha MP Amit Shah.

Justin, who is in his second year at Vivekananda College (of which RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat is the president), had reportedly put up a status on Instagram criticising Amit Shah after the BJP leader visited the college.

He purportedly used “#BundleShah” and posted a video of the BJP president.

The post, which drew contrasting responses, came to the notice of the teachers. Following this, he was asked to take it down, but Justin reportedly refused to tow the line initially.

Following this, Justin was allegedly asked to go on leave for 15 days.

“What the student did was against the management’s policy. Amit Shah’s programme was organised by our management and he speaking ill about it was not accepted. Therefore, we had asked him to go on leave so that the issue didn’t escalate further,” the principal K G Krishnamurthy told The Times of India.

The student’s father also confirmed to the newspaper that his son was asked not to attend college for 15 days.

According to Daijiworld, although he was not officially suspended, he was asked to go on leave.

"In the past, a written undertaking was taken by the college authorities from this very student over an issue. In order to avoid any recurrence of the earlier scenario, it was inevitable to take disciplinary action. In addition, this was an insult to the organization. That is why he is asked to proceed on leave," Daijiworld quoted college sources as saying.

The administration went back on their decision after the issue became public and asked his parents to ensure such incidents don’t occur again, the New Indian Express reported.

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