Delhi University professor in dock for calling Goddess Durga ‘sexy prostitute’

On September 22, Kedar Mandal's Facebook post read, "Durga is the very much sexy prostitute in the Indian mythology." but later deleted it.

Published: 24th September 2017 12:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2017 08:01 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has slapped a case against a Delhi university assistant professor for insulting the Hindu goddess Durga in a Facebook post.

According to the police, the accused, identified as Kedar Kumar Mandal, has been asked to join the investigation. Also, help has been sought from Cyber cell to secure evidences.

Mandal is an assistant professor at Dayal Singh College.

“We got to know that he has deleted the post but we have asked cyber cell to take appropriate action. Also, we will write to Facebook also,” a police official said.

Delhi police has filed a case against Mandal under sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code. These sections are hate speech laws which can bring imprisonment between three to five years or a fine or both.

“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.

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