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Flash mob at college: Students apologise; suspension revoked

Published: 22nd July 2016 05:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2016 05:43 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The management of Sacred Heart College,  Thevara, on Thursday revoked the suspension order issued against three students after they tendered apology for holding a flash mob inside the campus without permission.

Angela Mary Mathew (final year - MCJ), Hamsa M M (second year - BA Animation and Graphic Design) and Jude (second year- BA Economics) were suspended for organising a flash mob on the campus on Tuesday. The flash mob was organised for felicitating students who participated in the Students Biennale organised by the college union and the Kochi Muziris Biennale.

According to the college authorities, suspension of the students was revoked after they tendered apology before the discipline committee headed by HoDs. “We are not against such events. But, it was an irresponsible action on the part of the students as we had denied permission to hold the event due to some political reasons. Finally, the students admitted their mistake, and we cancelled the suspension,” said principal Prasanth Palakkappilli.

Meanwhile, the college authorities informed that classes would resume only on Monday as many students had gone home following Wednesday’s announcement that the college was closed indefinitely.

“There are a set of rules to be followed in the college. We have banned politics on the campus. But, the students created a tense situation by associating with political organisations. In the college manual itself we have clearly mentioned about the ban on  politics and ragging. It was clearly an act of indiscipline on the part of the students, hence the suspension,” said Physical Education HoD K R Raju.

Meanwhile, the SFI in a statement welcomed the order, and claimed that the college authorities revoked the suspension following protests by students.



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