New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) An assistant professor of a Delhi University college has been booked for allegedly insulting Hindu goddess Durga in a post on Facebook.
BJP-affiliated National Democratic Teachers Front had yesterday filed the police complaint against Kedar Kumar Mandal, an assistant professor at Dayal Singh College.
The controversial Facebook update was made at 07:43 pm on Friday but deleted later.
The police said Mandal was booked late last night under sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code. These sections are hate speech laws which can attract imprisonment between three to five years or a fine or both.
Here is what, this scum posted in Facebook.
— Madhulika kak 🇮🇳 (@madskak) September 23, 2017
Mandal did not respond to messages and could not be reached for comments.
RSS-affiliated ABVP too 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 alleged in a statement.
“If allowed to continue as a teacher he will only spread hatred among students,” it alleged.
This abusive DU Assistant professor has pics with Rahul Gandhi and many other eminent self proclaimed secular leaders
Kedar mandal with congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pic.twitter.com/YkF9rSFigx
— Satish Singh (@adityakrdam) September 24, 2017
Kedar nath Mandal is close associate of Rahul Gandhi pic.twitter.com/6ITXeDW00p
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) September 23, 2017
Multiple Complains and FIR’s have been filed against this handicapped abusive assistant professor of DU but HR Ministry has not yet taken any action against him.
One more complaint filed against Kedar Kumar Mandal by National Democratic Teachers front (NDTF). pic.twitter.com/fN4dNrRtQj
— Rajan Dubey (@RajanRDX) September 23, 2017
Complaint filed against Kedar Mandal,assistant professor at Dyal Singh College in DU for making objectionable statement on Goddess Durga
— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2017