CPM leader slams Church for dismissal of lecturer
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 21:20
Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan today came down heavily on the management of the Church-run Newman College in Thodupuzha for dismissal of lecturer T J Joseph, whose hand was chopped allegedly by PFI activists in the wake of a question paper controversy.

The stand of the Church on the issue amounted to giving credence to the brutal attack on the lecturer by the radical outfit, Vijayan said at a seminar organised by Students Federation of India here.

"The Church's position in the case is extremely dangerous. By taking action against the lecturer, the Church has virtually elevated radicals as the representative of Islamic faith," Vijayan said.

This also appeared to be part of the Church's move to interfere in politics which would only create divisions in the society, he said.

The CPI-M leader said the attack on the lecturer was condemned by all. Despite this, he was removed from service by the management, which was highly deplorable.

When religious establishments meddle in politics, its consequences would be dangerous, he added.


First Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 21:20

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