Prof whose hand was cut off by fundamentalists rejoins duty in Kerala

After a four year long legal battle with college authorities for his re-instatement, Prof TJ Joseph, whose right hand was chopped off by fundamentalists in 2010, rejoined service at the church-run Newman college in Idukki this morning, three days before his retirement.

Kerala hand chopping case: Chargesheet against 27

Police Friday filed chargesheet
against 27 accused in the brutal attack on Prof TJ Joseph whose right hand had been
chopped off allegedly by activists of the radical outfit
PFI on July 4 last year.

Pastoral letter against Prof TJ Joseph read out in 120 churches

A Pastoral letter condemning the
`irresponsible action` of Prof TJ Joseph, for preparing a
question paper hurting the religious sentiments of a
community, was today read out during the Sunday mass in 120
parish churches.