news Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 26, 2015 | 5.11 pm IST The college near Mangaluru which suspended six students after a photograph of them circulated on social media and led to the assault of one student and forced another one into hiding, is likely to revoke the suspension.  Six students, who are part of a group of friends who took a photograph of themselves in a jovial mood, were suspended on February 23.  In the photograph, Mohammed Swali is seen lying on the laps of five female students who are sitting in a row on a bench. It is unclear how the photograph found its way to the social media, but it attracted the attention of right wing groups which assaulted Mohammed Riyaz, another boy who is seen in the corner of the image.  Read: A photograph of college students: One assaulted, another in hiding, families shattered Principal K Rajmohan Rao told The News Minute that he had called a meeting of the representatives of the student council on Thursday and the students were in favour of revoking the suspension. Rao added that the college would under a survey of all degree college students on whether they thought that the students should be debarred or not.  “Our decision to revoke the suspension will not be affected by this. We just want to understand the pulse of the students,” he said, adding that the disciplinary committee would meet on Monday and were likely to revoke the suspension of the six students. “The suspension was until further orders and we think they have been punished enough for breaking the rules of the college,” Rao added. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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