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Moral police on prowl again

Bharatiya Janshakti Party workers blacken the face of a professor in Raipur Medical College for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the goddess Lakshmi, reports Sharad Rotkar.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2007 05:05 IST

Bharatiya Janshakti Party workers on Friday blackened the face of a professor in Raipur Medical College for reciting a poem at an Independence Day function in which he allegedly made derogatory remarks against the goddess Lakshmi.

According to the party’s state general secretary Rajiv Lochan Shrivastava, some party office-bearers learnt about the “derogatory” poem recited by BK Jain on Thursday and confronted the professor at the medical college to seek an apology from him.

But when neither Dr Jain or the college administration came forward to apologise, furious party workers took out a protest rally on Friday, confronted Jain and blackened his face. They also forced him to apologise in public for his “offensive” act, said Shrivastava.

Despite the public apology from Jain, party activists have demanded that the doctor be suspended immediately. They have threatened to intensify their agitation if their demand is not met.

Meanwhile, some more saffron outfits in the state capital have joined the agitation on Friday, demanding suspension of Dr Jain.

The Bharatiya Janshakti Party was formed by Uma Bharti after she parted ways with the BJP a couple of years ago.