KOCHI: Around 50 students, including members of the Student Federation of India(SFI) and the All-India Student Federation(AISF) staged a sit-in in front of the principal’s office at the Maharaja’s College on Monday, demanding that the ten students who were suspended for organising the ‘Hug of Love’ protest last week be reinstated.
The protesters chanted slogans urging the principal to rethink the decision to suspend the students, including six girls.
As part of the agitation, the students had conducted another ‘hug of love’ protest on the campus on Monday, by hugging each other, and dared the principal to suspend them too. Though the activists held a meeting with principal T V Francy, nothing turned out positive as the principal stood firm on his decision. SFI unit secretary Vaisakh Mohan told ‘Express’ that the organisation would continue its protest until the suspended students are reinstated.
“We conducted the event to express solidarity with the ‘Kiss of Love’ campaign held at the Hyderabad University and the JNU last week. We are also against moral policing. So, the principal should revoke the suspension,” he said.
Meanwhile, the principal said that a final decision on reinstating the students would be taken by the college council meet to be held on Tuesday.