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Delhi University professor booked for penning controversial Facebook post on goddess Durga

New Delhi: A Delhi University assistant professor who allegedly insulted Hindu goddess Durga in a Facebook post has reportedly been booked.

An FIR has been registered against Kedar Kumar Mandal, an assistant professor at DU's Dayal Singh College, according to The Hindu.

BJP-affiliated National Democratic Teachers Front had filed the police complaint against Mandal. The professor's Facebook post had prompted a condemnation from the ABVP.

“The complaint was examined and Mandal was booked under section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc.) and 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting religious beliefs). We are looking if sections of IT Act need to be added”, The Hindu quoted additional deputy commissioner of police (south) Chinmoy Biswal as saying.

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Mandal uploaded the controversial Facebook post at 7.43 pm Saturday and later deleted it.

Mandal did not respond to messages and could not be reached on his phone for comment.

RSS-affiliated ABVP condemned the post and demanded immediate Mandal's suspension.

"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 said in a statement.

"If allowed to continue as a teacher he will only spread hatred among students."

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Sep 24, 2017 12:00 PM

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