Kerala film institute row: Director Shankar Mohan tenders resignation, but 'not over protest'

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Kottayam: Shankar Mohan, the director of K R Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts (KRNNIVSA) in Kottayam, tendered his resignation on Saturday. He has been facing allegations of caste discrimination against Dalits in the institute.

However, he stated that he is stepping down from his office since his tenure as a director is coming to an end. He also dismissed the ongoing students' protest as a reason for his resignation.

Shankar Mohan handed his resignation to the institute's chairman Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who is also facing flak over his stand on the matter. The move comes after Shankar Mohan met with chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The institute came under immense scrutiny after students staged a protest demanding the removal of director Shankar Mohan, alleging discrimination against Dalits.

Students also alleged that reservations during admission are also being violated by the institute.

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