BENGAULRU: Members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Saturday forced a college professor in Karnataka to kneel down and apologise for a Facebook post praising Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to media reports, the incident took place at Vachana Pitamaha Dr PG Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology in Karnataka‘s Vijayapura district.
Sandeep Varthar, the assistant professor of civil engineering in his Facebook post, also slammed “bhakts” and the BJP-led centre government for creating a war-like situation in the country.
The post read: “Who sounds more intelligent in all this? You **** all bhakts. You will [be] the reason for [the] destruction of millions of lives if this tension escalates. BJP is **** all party absolutely zero shame.”
Sandeep has later on deleted the Facebook posts. However, the right-wing group activists, enraged over his posts, demanded the professor come out and apologise.
As the college management reportedly “convinced” him to do so, the acticists allegedly made him kneel apologize for his “mistake”. With folding his hands in obeisance he says, “I am sorry, I won’t do it again.”
ABVP forces Karnataka lecturer to kneel, apologise for abusing BJP, praising Imran Khan in "anti national" social media post, while police look on in college run by Congress home minister. Police chief: whatever happened was wrong but can't act without complaint! #NewIndia pic.twitter.com/GgQBFakwBm
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An ABVP member then addresses the crowd and says, “He has apologised, but we demand that suspension procedure must be started when the Principal comes back. Not just in this campus, wherever in India this happens we will do the same.”
Speaking to The Indian Express, college Principal VP Huggi said Warthar has not been suspended as of now yet, he will be issued an order on on the same on Tuesday when the college reopens.
This is not the first time ABVP have treated a college professor in this manner.
Last year, a senior professor from Madhya Pradesh begged for apology by touching an ABVP worker after the saffron student outfit activists alleged that he had stopped them from raising nationalist slogans.
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