The Kerala High Court in an interim order said people who resort to “hunger strikes or dharnas are aware of the fact that their demands are not legitimate” while making a distinction between civilised students and uncivilised students.
While delivering an interim order on a petition filed by Ponnani MES College principal, the court stated that police can intervene in such matters and the management can rusticate students who go on strike, as per News18 reports.
The court also criticised the role of the police and has stated that they should not have allowed such demonstrations in and around the campus.
“Police must control law and order and cannot allow such pickets to come up on public property,” said the court.
In August, the Ponnani MES College was closed indefinitely following clashes between students’ outfits. Clashes erupted between UDSF activists and SFI members after the college election. The clashes caused damage to college infrastructure.
Story first published: Friday, October 13, 2017, 18:01 [IST]