SFI activists at Calicut Uty taken in custody for waving black flag at Union Minister
Thenjipalam: Around 15 SFI activists were taken in custody from the Calicut University campus for waving black flag at Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Sanjay Dhotre. Minister had come to the university to inaugurate the newly constructed building for Teachers Training Center.
Black flag was waved at the minister in solidarity to the student protest staged at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi over the fee hike.
The incident happened in EMS hall in the campus when Dhotre stood up from his seat to address the gathering. SFI activists, shouting slogans, waved black flags at the minister. Police intervened and took the protesters in custody.
Later, addressing the media Dhotre said that the JNU issue has to be solved by concerned authorities and students shouldn’t overstep the bounds.