Pune college row: Ouster of principal demanded
Student wings affiliated to Congress, NCP and various other political outfits on Tuesday demanded the ouster of Fergusson College Principal over a letter written to city police seeking action against group of students for purportedly raising anti-national slogans during an event here.
“We don't think it was a typographical or human error. It was a pre-meditated ploy to dash off such a letter and we demand that Principal, R G Pardeshi should be sacked by the Deccan Education Society, which runs the college,” said a member from the students wing during a press conference here.
Pardeshi had later retracted his statement after several organisations accused it of branding students as anti-nationals without any proof.
Police too have clarified in internal report that no anti-national slogans were raised during argument between a group of students, belonging to Ambedkarite movement and ABVP members, when Alok Singh, JNU ABVP president was addressing an informal event on ‘Truth of JNU’.