Kerala Police register case against Law Academy Principal Lakshmi Nair, under Prevention of Atrocities Act
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 30: A case was registered under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act against Principal of a private law college, where the students are on strike since the past 20 days, demanding her resignation.
The case against the Principal Lakshmi Nair has been registered under Sect 31 (s) of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, which was a non-bailable offence, police said.
The case was registered on a complaint of harassment by some students for calling them by their caste names.
A group of Students of the Kerala Law Academy Law College, a private management institution, are on a war path since the past 20 days protesting against the alleged harassment and demanding the removal of the Principal, who is the daughter of a close relative of a former CPI(M) MLA.
Congress today decided to sharpen their attack against the college authorities by demanding the immediate resignation of the Principal.
KPCC President V M Sudheeran said in the wake of the Kerala university syndicate debarring the principal for five years from examination duties and internal assessment, there was no other option left for her, but to resign.
Alleging that the impasse over the issue was continuing due to the CPI(M)’s intervention, he said the Marxist party should not create any hurdles on the matter concerning the students agitation.
“The Principal should resign and government should be prepared to make her resign. The affiliation of the college should be withdrawn and government should take it over”, he told reporters here.
Former KPCC President, K Muraleedharan said if the government fails to find a solution to the issue within 48 hours, he would launch an indefinite hunger strike.
BJP National Executive member, V Muraleedharan, is on an indefinite hunger strike in front of the college since Jan 20 in support of the demands of the students.
The ruling CPI(M), which has so far given a cold shoulder to the agitation, has said the strike by students should not be politicised.
Students organisations affiliated to various political parties, including CPI(M), are on strike and have made it clear that they would continue until the resignation of the Principal.