Student magazine features PM Modi in ‘top 10 criminals’ list; Kerala publisher refuses to print

A printing press in Kerala refused to print a college magazine after it noticed a Google image which featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi among top 10 criminals.

Last Updated: Aug 06, 2015, 20:10 PM IST
Student magazine features PM Modi in ‘top 10 criminals’ list; Kerala publisher refuses to print

Thrissur: A printing press in Kerala refused to print a college magazine after it noticed a Google image which featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi among top 10 criminals.

As per a report in the Indian Express, the student magazine was of Maharaja’s Technical Institute which is an engineering college in Thrissur.

The magazine was reportedly prepared by its students union, which is said to be controlled by the student outfit of CPI (M) - Students Federation of India.

Ebenezer Printers' owner, James PF said that he noticed the image of the PM after printing of the magazine started.

The report said that the owner thought that the students union would bring a letter from their college principal but it did not happen.

Meanwhile, the college principal CK Mohanan was quoted as saying that the magazine in question was for academic year of 2013-14 and should have been brought out before March 2015 by the students union.

The report also quoted the college principal as saying that he and the staff kept away from the production of the magazine.

This move was taken after the students union refused to incorporate changes suggested by the staff editor of the magazine.

He added that funds were not released funds for magazine and was being brought by students only.