Woman Lecturer's Alleged Anti-Islam Remark Sparks Protest in Hyderabad

July 14, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Khaleej Times Online


Hundreds of students at a college in Hyderabad protested yesterday against a woman lecturer for allegedly insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), demanding her arrest and suspension. Police were called and she was taken away from the scene.

Tension prevailed at the St. Ann's degree college for women in Mehdipatnam as some Muslim legislators reached the college premises demanding action against Prashanti, a political science lecturer.

Deputy Commissioner of Police N. Madhusudhan Reddy, East Zone, told IANS that police had taken Prashanti away. "We have not yet received any formal complaint against her from the students," he said. Though Prashanti tendered an apology after strong protests by students, they insisted that the lecturer be arrested and suspended from the college.

Students of BA final year alleged that Prashanti during her lecture made certain remarks against Islam and the Prophet. They said the lecturer deviated from the subject to pass insulting remarks.