Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Home News Reports ABVP protests as Hindu baiting ex Judge Kolse-Patil delivers lecture in open air after...

ABVP protests as Hindu baiting ex Judge Kolse-Patil delivers lecture in open air after Fergusson College cancels event

Incidentally, justice BG Kolse-Patil has been involved in several other controversies. Kolse Patil was one of the organisers of Elgar Parishad which was held in Maharashtra last year, which led to the Bhima Koregaon riots.

Fergusson College in Pune was thrown into chaos after retired justice BG Kolse-Patil decided to deliver a lecture, which was cancelled by the University administration, on the road that leads to its amphitheatre even as ABVP protested the lecture.

Retired justice BG Kolse-Patil said that he was informed that his lecture on Indian Constitution stood cancelled only after he reached the university and since he saw a crowd had gathered already, he decided to deliver the lecture on the road that leads to the amphitheatre itself.

“Since a large crowd of students had already gathered to attend my lecture, I delivered my lecture in the open air,” said Kolse-Patil, according to DNA.

After the cancellation, some students were pulled into a discussion by the Fergusson College administration, as they demanded permission for the lecture to be held. The lecture was organised on the event of Jijabai birth anniversary by a group of FC students.

- Advertisement -

ABVP had protested Kolse-Patil’s lecture tooth and nail before the lecture was cancelled. As tension gripped the college premises, police were called and security was beefed up at the campus.

One of the organising students of the event, Sharmila Yeole reportedly said that the college cancelled the event at the last hour and hence, Kolse Patil delivered the lecture in the open air.

Over denial of permission, Sharad Kunte, chairman of Deccan Education Society, cited legal reasons. “Our principal is on leave and the principal-in-charge gave permission for this programme. But later, we asked students to change the venue and even suggested a few. We have no political pressure, but there is legal pressure due to which we had to cancel the programme. We had welcomed the speaker and respect the topic of his lecture. But we did not receive any response from students regarding the venue change,” he said.

ABVP was reportedly opposing the lecture by Kolse-Patil because he has been accused of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement. According to the account of an anonymous woman, she had gone to Patil’s house to record an interview with him. The interview was recorded inside the house as there were lots of noise outside. At the end of the interview, he asked the woman why the top button of her kurta is open and said that he thought they can be ‘friends’.

ABVP protest in Ferguson College (Picture credit: Pune Mirror)

Incidentally, justice BG Kolse-Patil has been involved in several other controversies. Kolse Patil was one of the organisers of Elgar Parishad which was held in Maharashtra last year, which led to the Bhima Koregaon riots. He had, in fact, denounced action against the Urban Naxals calling saying that the government was trying to stifle free speech.

In one such speech in 2016, he has alleged that RSS is spreading Hindu terror. In another speech he had said that ‘RSS is the biggest enemy of India, we need to defeat the poisonous ideology of RSS on the ideological level’. He is also in the habit of raking up “Brahminism” and anti-Hindu rhetoric. He had even gone to the extent of alleging that RSS takes money from ISI Pakistan.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

An analysis of the FCRA Amendment Bill and the impact it is likely to have on ‘Civil Society Organisations’

The Rajya Sabha has passed The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 on Wednesday.

‘Divorced women are bloodthirsty’ Congress leader Udit Raj claims while giving clean chit to ‘gentleman’ Anurag Kashyap

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the Congress leader Udit Raj, hailing the Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap as a 'gentleman' said that the two separated wives of the 'Metoo' accused director had stood up in support of Kashyap, who are otherwise 'bloodthirsty' in nature.

Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam used social media to radicalise youth, says Delhi Police in charge sheet

Umar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam used social media to radicalise youth and mobilise them for the 'chakka jam' as a means to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)

India and China issue joint statement following 6th round of Senior Commanders’ meeting, agree to stop sending more troops to frontline

India and China have issued a joint statement in the aftermath of the 6th rounds of Senior Commanders' meeting between the two countries.

Casting director of Rhea Chakraborty’s debut film ‘Jalebi’ among 10 Bollywood personalities to have died in the past few months. Read the details here

A post containing the list of recent deaths of Bollywood celebs and the alleged reasons behind their deaths is being widely shared.

‘Are your breasts real? Can I touch?’ Actress Sherlyn Chopra accuses KWAN talent agency co-founder of sexual misconduct

Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra on Tuesday took to Twitter to call out sexual misconduct of KWAN talent agency co-founder Anirban Blah.

Recently Popular

‘Are your breasts real? Can I touch?’ Actress Sherlyn Chopra accuses KWAN talent agency co-founder of sexual misconduct

Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra on Tuesday took to Twitter to call out sexual misconduct of KWAN talent agency co-founder Anirban Blah.

Nikhil Dwivedi, filmmaker and director of talent agency owned by Salman Khan, claims latter did not buy stakes in KWAN. Read details

Uniworld Big Talent (UBT) owned by Salman Khan, holds major stakes in Big Bang Media Venture, the holding company which owns KWAN.

NCB summons KWAN Agency CEO. Did you know Anurag Kashyap aide and film producer Madhu Mantena co-founded KWAN as well as Phantom films

Interestingly, until now, all the big Bollywood names which have emerged in the NCB's probe have links with KWAN Agency

Mumbai Police made actress Payal Ghosh wait till 2 AM, did not file sexual assault complaint against Anurag Kashyap: Reports

The BMC declared her society a containment zone to prevent the actress from filing a complaint.

Casting director of Rhea Chakraborty’s debut film ‘Jalebi’ among 10 Bollywood personalities to have died in the past few months. Read the details here

A post containing the list of recent deaths of Bollywood celebs and the alleged reasons behind their deaths is being widely shared.

‘Maal you have?’ Deepika Padukone’s name emerges in the Bollywood drug abuse probe as NCB investigation intensifies

In a sensational revelation, Bollywood's top actress Deepika Padukone's name has emerged in the latest drug abuse probe carried out by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

US: Town Council refuses to change the name of ‘Swastika’ hamlet, says it is the name of a Holy Hindu symbol that pre-dates Nazi...

The hamlet drew the name of Swastika in 1913 after the federal government provided a list of all potential names

Feminism and investigative journalism has been misappropriated by ‘champions’ of Indian public discourse

Feminism is now misappropriated by women as a fallback strawman argument, a fallacy, and to justify personal agenda.

Samyagyayoga: Retrieving the Essence of Yoga

Yoga is one of the most popular strands of Indic tradition that has taken a modern face and form, and attracts people from across countries, cultures, civilisations to adopt it.

Sudarshan News case: Dalit activist Sanjiv Newar to file intervention petition in Supreme Court after his comments were portrayed as ‘hate speech’

Sanjeev Newar stated that his comments in the 'UPSC Jihad' show were misinterpreted as 'hate speech' and 'fake information.'

Umar Khalid is not an exception to the rule of law: Former judges condemn ‘activists’ trying to interfere Delhi riot cases

"Freedom does not provide pardon from the legal consequences of criminality", the letter by the former judges read.

Bar Council of Delhi issues notice to Prashant Bhushan asking why action should not be taken against him for his conviction in contempt of...

Delhi Bar Council asks Prashant Bhushan why case under sections 24A and 35 of Advocates Act should not be started against him

FIR filed against Anurag Kashyap in sexual assault case

Anurag kashyap had been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 341 (wrongful restrain), 342 (wrongful confinement), 354 (sexual assault), 376-1(rape).

An analysis of the FCRA Amendment Bill and the impact it is likely to have on ‘Civil Society Organisations’

The Rajya Sabha has passed The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 on Wednesday.

‘Divorced women are bloodthirsty’ Congress leader Udit Raj claims while giving clean chit to ‘gentleman’ Anurag Kashyap

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the Congress leader Udit Raj, hailing the Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap as a 'gentleman' said that the two separated wives of the 'Metoo' accused director had stood up in support of Kashyap, who are otherwise 'bloodthirsty' in nature.

500,000 Tibetans forced into military-style labour camps in just 7 months of 2020, China calls it ‘vocational training’

500,000 Tibetans forced into labour camps by China in 2020 alone, says research report by German anthropologist Adrian Zenz.

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
454,830FollowersFollow
16,500SubscribersSubscribe