Lecturer Refuses to Budge on Support For College Beef Fest
With just a Facebook post she became the talk of the town overnight. A day after supporting a college beef fest, organised in protest against the Dadri lynching, a lecturer from the Sree Kerala Varma College in Thrissur stuck to her guns and told the media on Wednesday that she firmly stands by her opinion.
Deepa Nisanth, a lecturer working with the college’s Malayalam department, wrote in the Facebook post that if people wanted action to be taken against those teachers who supported the beef fest, her name should be right on top of the list.
She told media through the post, which was later removed, that she has not tried to criticise the college but she wrote her post against some of the political stands nationally.
She also said in the explanation given to the college principal that it was painful that her post was misinterpreted by some.
Meanwhile a huge number of people including CPI (M) leaders Pinarayi Vijayan, Thomas Isaac and filmmaker Aashiq Abu have extended their support to Deepa over social media.
Communalists cannot decide what students of Kerala Varma college should eat.
— Pinarayi wrote on his Facebook wall.
The powerful opinion of Deepa Nisanth made college management seek action against her. This shows that management is lenient towards the sang parivar politics.
— Thomas Isaac wrote.
Kochi Devaswom Board that runs the college had earlier reportedly initiated an enquiry against Deepa after her post went viral.
(The Quint is now on WhatsApp. To receive handpicked stories on topics you care about, subscribe to our WhatsApp services. Just go to TheQuint.com/WhatsApp and hit the Subscribe button.)