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ABVP protests at DU college over 'Krishna comment' by Professor

ABVP protests at DU college over
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The Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Monday held a protest at Delhi University's Dyal Singh College over "some offensive comments" allegedly made by a Hindi professor and some students against Lord Krishna. However, professor Rajeev Kunwar, said he had never made any offensive comments.

The Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Monday held a protest at Delhi University's Dyal Singh College over "some offensive comments" allegedly made by a Hindi professor and some students against Lord Krishna. However, professor Rajeev Kunwar, said he had never made any offensive comments.

"I never made any comments against Lord Krishna. But I have been getting threats on social media and over phone. They have threatened that they will blacken my face and I should apologise," he said.

According to Kunwar, it all started after he gave a talk on September 23 on 'Patriarchy and Women Resistance in India: A historical enquiry' organised by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithiya Study Circle in the college.

Later, a video of the same was shared on social media by a student following which another student posted in the comments thread, "This is the same professor who teaches students Lord Krishna is a fictitious character. This professor should be boycotted."

This comment led to a war between the students who posted the video and the other student, apparently linked to the right wing outfit. A student, who was supporting the professor, wrote about Lord Krishna "harassing women".

The professor said he had written to the college principal and has even sought help from police. Meanwhile, the ABVP protested at Dyal Singh College (Morning) and submitted a memorandum to the college administration.

They demanded disciplinary action against the "left-leaning professor and left students organization's volunteers" for disturbing the environment and deliberately offending the believers of the Hindu faith. -- PTI

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